Wednesday, June 6, 2018

#IWSG


Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!





June 6 question - What's harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?

Book Titles!!! 


Prior to publication, I change the title of my manuscipts all the time. Other author's book titles are extremely catchy, and I can't seem to find that catchy hook, at least I don't think I do. 

I enjoy coming up with character names. That is loads of fun for me. 

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I just finished editing my new manuscript for my agent and sent it back to her. And, typical for me, I sent her the wrong copy...duh!! But, I did finally send her the right copy. **fingerscrossed** that she likes it. 

Besides editing, I haven't had any time to add any words to my WIP. 

Do you have an insecurity this month? Do you have problems coming up with a title for your stories or characters?


17 comments:

  1. Reassuring to hear I'm not the only one who finds other peoples titles way more exciting than my own!Sending good vibes for your agent to love the story.

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  2. You sent her the wrong one - funny. At least you caught it.
    Titles are my struggle.

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  3. I'm glad you caught that you sent the wrong one. I'm sure that happens a lot, especially as we write more drafts of the same story.

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  4. Congrats on sending your manuscript to your agent. I'm like you trying to come up with a good title.

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  5. I find it so intriguing that you can change your title many times during the creation of a manuscript. For the first time ever, the MG script I'm working on suddenly wanted a different title than the one I'd created. Actually, the new title told me that the old title should move to book 3. It was a strange metamorphosis.

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  6. LOL! That's a testament to how exhausted the brain is after an intense round of edits, eh? ;) I hope you're kicking back and celebrating with a wedge of your favorite cheese.

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  7. Titles are the hardest for me too. It's fun naming characters! :) My fingers are crossed for you too.

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  8. Don't you hate making silly mistakes like that! Glad you caught it in time and it must feel great to reach that point in the process.

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  9. Titles are frequently the bane of my existence. Every once in a while they come to me, but usually it's a struggle.

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  10. I agree. Book titles are crucial. It's what some reads first, even before your first line:)

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  11. I hope your agent will like the manuscript - I'm sure she will! And good catch on the wrong copy. I can totally see myself doing something like that LOL.

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  12. My insecurity list is too long this month to get into, so let's ignore it for now. Congrats on getting your work out there. I'm sure you agent will love it. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  13. Woot on the editing! Hope it comes together well.

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  14. Titles are sometimes harder to write than the story. I hope you and your editor had a good laugh about the mix-up.

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  15. At least you caught that you'd sent the wrong copy!

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  16. I struggle with names.
    My characters remain Mrs. B, Mr. X and Miss Y for a very long time.

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