Unbelievable! My last post was from July (and it wasn’t mine, strictly speaking). Where did August and September go?
It’s already winter. Fall is always short here, everyone knows that, but it’s never happened that it missed us completely.
A quick update: as of this week, my novella is not free anymore on Voracious Readers Only. I had more than 400 requests for downloads. I got quite a few great reviews (as well as a couple of awful ones). The best thing of all was that some readers contacted me, asking if I had anything else written. I offered them my two novels to read. They genuinely liked them and promised to write reviews once I publish them.
Once I publish them…
The first novel, still without a title, is with my editor now. Besides the title, which should be pretty/poetic, imply the genre (urban fantasy/supernatural romance), and contain the right keyword(s) (Moon, moonlight, shadow, blood, wolf), I have to come up with a blurb, a tagline, and ideas for the cover. And then everything again, for the second book. I’m not looking forward to this part at all. (At least I’m done with changing the names. About that, next time.)
And I miss writing. I’ve been tangled up with this re-writing, editing and futile marketing efforts for way too long. I yearn to open a new Word document and type in that first sentence of a new story.
But before that, as I said, there is still that mountain that I have to cross: the blurbs, the taglines, the covers, possibly a new pen name…
… and the titles. I gave titles to thousands of magazine and newspaper articles, yet I’m helpless when it comes to my own books.
I came up with some ideas, though.
A Song of Light and Shadow (too much George R. R. Martinish?)
A Dance of Light and Shadow (same as above)
The Pull of the Moon (too flat?) The Lure of the Moon(?)
Moon Light, Moon Bright (too kitschy?)
The Forever Side of the Moon (I like this one)
The Edge of the Moon
I’ll give you my heart under the light of the Moon (I kinda like this one, too, but I’m not sure it fits the genre). And it’s a bit too long.
Written in Crimson and Silver
Both books belong to the Red Cliffs Chronicles series.
So what do you think about these titles? I’ll be grateful for any input.
And thanks in advance.