No problemo! EyeLeash features the private blog of Jade Ashton, a sassy virgin. Logic flies out the window when she meets Novan: the former geek friend, who’s morphed into a delicious songwriter-musician. EyeLeash captures self-discovery in the 2000s, and showcases the intricate drama in two youths’ relentless search for themselves–and what’s really in their hearts.
I decided to call it a blog novel because the book is both a blog, and novel (aka a “blook”, though I preferred the term “blog novel”). It’s a stream of seemingly random yet interrelated blog posts which are held together by a plot/theme/storyline.
What can your readers look forward in your novel?
A structure and style that would be very familiar, interesting, and refreshing to the technologically-savvy. That being said, a person doesn’t need to be super tech-savvy to follow the book’s content. Readers can look forward to universal themes (love, relationships, desire/s), presented in a current and innovative format.
Which characters are your favourite and why?
I don’t think I have any favourite characters (of those I’ve created/imagined)… they’re all special in some way or other. Regarding characters not created by myself — I LOVE the characters in Rurouni Kenshin. And so many more from other books and films!
Could you tell us some of your inspirations while penning this book?
A significant portion of it is based on real life experiences — it’s “semi-autobiographical”…other inspirations include musical artistes of all sorts of genres (music features throughout the novel)…and a sensitivity and awareness to how sex is presented and defined, especially when it’s commercialized as a commodity. It’s something that bugged me throughout much of my (late) teen years, and I guess it somehow all came together in my debut novel.
What advice do you have for aspiring creators who want to publish their own work?
Be very hardworking and resourceful. Believe in your own work so that you can really stand by it when you put it on the market. And don’t let others’ comments validate you/your work — I believe a person knows best what they’re about/what they’re capable of ;).
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