Oct 7, 2013

{Blog Tour} Become By: Jillian Watts


Happy Monday bookworms! I'm thrilled to have you here today for Become's next blog tour stop! Become will be released on October 15th and although I haven't read it yet, I'm planning to do so very soon because it sounds amazing! Be sure to check out the featured handwritten manuscript below :D 

After a near-death experience, Abbie Thomas finds herself at the mercy of the olichon — a race of sword-toting energy shifters. Staggered by the news that she can never go home, Abbie is forced to renounce her humanity and take up the sword. Fighting to stay alive by mimicking those around her, Abbie’s mortality is tested yet again when she and two of her mentors are attacked by members of a cult devoted to a malicious goddess. Feelings between Abbie and one of her mentors become the catalyst that unravels a series of revelations about Abbie that neither she nor the olichon are ready to accept.     

{Message From Author Jillian Watts...}
                                                    
     First off, my thanks to Caitlin - my lovely host on this tour stop - for letting me be a part of her blog today; much love.

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     My novel, Become, is about a young woman who gets lost in the woods and almost dies. She's saved by the olichon, a human-like species who feed upon energy. The finalized version of the book took - from start to finish - the better part of two years. I think, and I could be totally wrong on this, that I was on my fifth draft by the time I had prepped the manuscript for
submission. Or maybe it was the sixth. I can't remember - it's all blurring together at the moment.

     So today, in honour of the toils of the writer folk, we're going to be giving away a very rare piece: a third draft handwritten version of Chapter one.

     Because the nature of the editing process (both personal and professional) is to cut redundancies and smooth out language and plot points, I thought it might be interesting for someone to see how minor details get reworked in favour of a smoother read. Be forewarned: no editors were hurt during the writing of this draft. Good luck to all, and I hope you enjoy it.

Are you excited to read Become? Does it surprise you when you hear how many times author's draft and revise to produce the novels we have in our hands? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! Keep Reading!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3

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