Sunday, October 7, 2012

WIP Blog Hop: Cloverpuff Interviews Jingjing Wang from True Color of Betrayal

From a CC member:
Hello everybody! I'm Cloverpuff, the dimension-hopping rabbit. I'll be popping by your novels this week, asking your characters these questions:

What's your name?

Jingjing Wang, Princess of Cathay.

What were you doing when I came in?

Losing the contents of my stomach over the side of the ship.

If I told you you had to do some spring cleaning right away, what would you throw out?

All trappings of life in the Cathay court.  The routines, the schedules, the duties.  All of it.
Look deep into my eyes... Do you have any secrets you'd like to confess?
I am claustrophobic and allergic to shellfish.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

My station in life.  Being a princess is hard-- your life is never truly your own.  In your world, look at Princess Diana or Princess Masako.  I would rather be a commoner.

And what do you like most about yourself?
My voice.  When I sang, I convinced a dragon to leave a city alone.

Is there anyone you really, really hate? Come on, you can tell me!

Tian Zheng.  He was my childhood friend.  When he was 10 and I was 8, we promised to get married.  Then he locked me in an armoire.

Now, just because he's some deadly assassin-spy type, he thinks he knows everything.  He's an emotionless machine, and I have a feeling he's going to get me killed.

Imagine it's a typical Saturday afternoon. What are you doing?

After practicing classical dance, and perhaps singing, I will be playing Mahjong with my sister-in-laws and my cousin.  It is the best time to share court gossip.

What's your strongest childhood memory? It can be good or bad.

When I was 8, I was sitting on the castle walls overlooking Sun-Moon Lake with Tian, watching the fireflies.  He gave me a crown of flowers that he had woven himself.  He was so cute back then, unlike the sorcerer's automaton he's become.

Well, thank you for your time! Before I head on back to my dimension, can you complete this sentence for me?  If I could be a domestic appliance, any appliance, I'd be a...
an appliance?  I am unfamiliar with this term in your language.  Does it have something to do with magic?

Now I'll hop on over to... [insert other bloggers' links here]

 Kelly Walker's Cornerstone
Nadine Ducca's Serving Time 


  1. Aw, poor thing! She has a lot of crap to put up with; but that's what makes her interesting. Really like this interview John :D

  2. Hah, thanks. The hardest part of writing her is making her out to be a sympathetic character-- she puts up such a facade that she comes across as regal and aloof-- and if people DO see another side of her, she seems spoiled. In terms of female characters in the story, most readers like her bodyguard more!

  3. I think that bunny needs to go get Tian's side of the story!

    And Jingjing is starting to show these traits in the story, she's a wonderful example of a character naturally evolving as the story progresses.

  4. I thought you'd want the bunny to interrogate... er, interview Jie.

  5. You captured her voice perfectly, John. A sign of a good writer ;)

  6. Hey, I left a comment before but I guess it didn't post. :\ I didn't know Jingjing was allergic to shellfish. That explains a lot, lol. And I can't believe she hates Tian! But I guess he is to blame for her claustrophobia. Haha. Great interview. :)