The Fulfillment Series

The Fulfillment Series

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Blue Rabbit Blog Tour--Jimena Novaro

If you've been on my blog before, you know I love me some Jimena Novaro!! She's ma girl!! I am SO STOKED to be participating in her blog tour for the release of Blue Rabbit!! I am SO reading it, and you should too!! Let's read and discuss!! 

PS. Be sure to read the whole post because there is a giveaway at the end!!
Writing Blue Rabbit: My Diary!

Thank you for hosting me, Erin! Hello, readers of Erin’s blog―thank you for stopping by!

Today I wanted to give you all a little peek into what writing Blue Rabbit was like! So for that, I’ve pulled out my diary and my iPod (which I occasionally used as a diary, too) and extracted a few snippets. Here we go:
I remember this! I’d just started writing the novel the previous week. You know when you first start a relationship and everything’s new and perfect and beautiful and you have no idea how rough things are going to get? Ah, nostalgia....
My main character, Erika, likes to use big words, and I had fun looking things up and writing them down for future use.
The above is my attempt to sort out the main themes of the novel.
I actually did name all the chapters after song titles or fragments of song lyrics (except for one)!
Unfortunately, writing the first draft is only the beginning, but I didn’t know that then. By the end of revision, I’d rewritten more than half the novel. Thank goodness for my beta readers, because I had a ton of gaps in the story and continuity errors galore!
I actually had this dream while revising. (Well, when I took a break to sleep between revision marathons). It doesn’t have much to do with Blue Rabbit, but I thought I’d share it with you anyway, because SHARK ROBOTS!
The words of a distressed writer with rabbits on her mind.

Whew! Thus ends your peek into this writer’s life. I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading!
In Knoxville, Tennessee, there’s a bridge to another world.

When they first cross it, Erika and her friends feel like they’ve stumbled into a dream. Magical and mysterious, the other world becomes their little paradise, a place to explore and escape from their everyday lives. Until one night a boy from school, Mike, follows them to the other side―and he’s kidnapped by strange and powerful Creatures.

Back home, everyone thinks Erika and the gang are responsible for Mike’s disappearance. The dream has become a nightmare. How can they negotiate with these Creatures to rescue Mike and clear their names? And why are the Creatures fixated on Erika, who feels drawn to their world even as she senses the danger?

Jimena Novaro always knew she would be a writer. It just took her a few years to realize that she wanted to do it full-time, and relegate things like going into outer space and being an opera prima donna to hobbies. She loves reading and writing science fiction, fantasy, and YA. A self-proclaimed geeky sort of nerd, she spends a lot of her time fangirling over her favorite shows, books, and bands and educating herself about super-important topics such as how to survive an arrow wound and whether or not you can shoot a gun in space. Sometimes she gets super serious and rants about some socio-political issue or other.

She’s a member of the awesome fantasy authors group Mystic Quills. You can find her free epic fantasy serial, The Withering Sword, on her website (a new chapter comes out every Sunday!) Her first book, Blue Rabbit, a YA urban fantasy, comes out this December!

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BIG NEWS!  If you add Blue Rabbit to your "want to read" list on Goodreads, you'll be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 5 books on Blue Rabbit release day!! So hurry to do that!!  :)


12/26/2013 9:05pm
I love this peek into your writing process, Jimena! I always find it fascinating to see how the minds of other authors work. Thank you for sharing!

12/27/2013 5:17am
I'm glad you liked it, Jay! I also love seeing other authors' processes. Everyone has their own unique way of writing and going through the whole adventure! :)

Erin Albert
12/27/2013 2:46pm
Definitely SO interesting!! Don't take a peek in my mind might run screaming! LOL! ;)
12/30/2013 6:57am
Well... taking TOO deep a look in my mind might make people run and scream, too. :P
12/27/2013 5:14am
Thank you, thank you!! I love me some Erin Albert. ;)

Erin Albert
12/27/2013 2:46pm
My pleasure, lovely!! I love ya, girlie!! <3

12/27/2013 7:59pm
Cool post! I love getting a glimpse into the writing process, especially when it's as creative as Jimena's!

12/30/2013 6:44am
Thank you, Josh! There's also some head-to-desk action that the snippets don't capture.

12/27/2013 8:11pm
Congrats, Jimena!! This sounds awesome :) Definitely looking forward to reading it!

12/30/2013 6:46am
Yay! Thank you, Meradeth! I hope you enjoy it!

12/27/2013 11:45pm
Flippin' bunny guts… sorry, can't stop laughing:D That was great!

12/30/2013 6:49am
During the revision process I needed to come up with creative ways to swear or risk boring myself silly. :D

12/30/2013 3:09am
It's always neat to see how many people craft their novels! And the cover for Blue Rabbit is gorgeous!

Take care,

12/30/2013 6:55am
I'm glad you enjoyed the post, Jennifer! I love the cover, too.

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