Writerly friends and readers from all around,
Due to my constant Twitter distraction, (that and being on submission) I have been inspired by the #ThursdayAesthetic hashtag. This has fire-started a pretty cool series to introduce you all to my debut novel, Rubatosis: The Unsettling Awareness of One's Own Heartbeat.
That's a complete mouthful, I know.
Though the title may be subject to change, the characters, and so on and so forth . . . I thought, what the heck, might as well get you all excited for this book since that's all I've been talking about on here for the last few years or so anyway.
With this series, you can expect to see some stellar book aesthetics for each character in the order that they're introduced in the book.
To kick it off, I will start by introducing the book with an excerpt from my query and #pitmad tweet that got me my agent.
Find the goodness below.
|(Fun fact: this is actually take two of the main aesthetic, go here if you want to see the original.)|
#PitMad Tweet: A boy with a timer on his heart tries to overcome his death sentence by making sense of the world through books.
At eleven-years-old, Noah Dean Turner learns that he has ventricular tachycardia, a potentially life threatening arrhythmia that causes his heart to beat twice as fast.
With the support from his granddad, Noah makes it to year seventeen. Long hours in the garden and reading thick books has provided a distraction to his inconsistent heartbeat. But when Noah's granddad passes away, and he's forced to move in with his promiscuous aunt, he hops on a bus in hopes of finding a place that he can call home. Instead, Noah is dropped off at a retreat center called Camp Neodesha. There, he realizes two things. One: everyone's story parallels to a book he's read. And two: falling in love with a broken heart is, in fact, as deadly as it seems.
RUBATOSIS: THE UNSETTLING AWARENESS OF ONE'S OWN HEARTBEAT can be summarized as Alice in Wonderland meets The Fault in Our Stars. This story isn't just about a boy with a death sentence, it's an adventure story about growing up, a story about finding love and meeting radical characters that help Noah make sense of the world, including a boy who steals, a kind stranger that smokes hookah, a domineering mother figure that owns a smiling cat, and a girl with wild hair and heterochromia eyes that makes Noah forget about every good book he's read.
*Wipes off sweat*
Phew. Alright guys, that's the overview for good ol' Rubatosis.
I hope you like it. I'd love to see any that you may have as well! Drop your links in the comment section below, or tag me on Twitter!
Next week, you'll get to meet Noah, the main character.
Andd if you didn't know . . . Noah's pretty great.
Before I forget, if you want to know more about my query, and those that helped me form it, check out my AQC link: http://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/34139-rubatosis-update-on-post-24/?hl=rubatosis
Till next time!