Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Walkabout Wednesday: A New Title!

It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.

(I'm bringing along a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 66:

Titles are not my thing. They just aren't. I stress over them. I submit completely idiotic suggestions to my publisher with an accompanying note of apology for the lameness of my ideas. Do you need proof?

While trying to come up with title suggestions for Courting Miss Lancaster, I sought out the help of my family. Amongst our ideas were the following (and I'm not kidding about this):
*Athena Isn't Mean-a
*Here We Go A-Courting
*I'll Have a Burrito Supreme and a Side of Athena
*The Sad, Sad Story of a Sad Suitor Sorter

See what I mean? I think I have even blogged about my title issues before. Well, in the tradition of the publishing world, there's been a little change with my next book. I told you a few weeks back that it would be titled The Accidental Wife. That has been changed. So, when I do my dance of publication happiness a couple months down the road, the title you can eagerly go searching for will be:

The Kiss of a Stranger

Tuh-duh! Once I have a cover and a release date, I'll let you know.

(ignore "Read More!")---->


Krista said...

Wow, the title thing is crazy, isn't it? The alternate title suggestion list is NOT my favorite part of submission! It's good to know what to look for, though! The Kiss of a Stranger will be on my "to buy" list. Someday I'll have time to read again. I love that day . . .

Angie said...

That's a nice title. I know what you mean. Titles can be so hard.

Kimberly said...

I am AWESOME at coming up with titles. My issue is writing the books to go along with them.

I think your problem could totally take mine in a fight.

Jennifer said...

Very cool, can't wait!

Annette Lyon said...

Interesting. That works too (I can say that because I know the story-bwahahah). But I do like the first one better. Ah, well.


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