Monday, March 1, 2010

Motivation Monday

I've been MIA the past week. Absolutely too much going on. I'm excited to say I've finally found a new title for my book. I whined to my daughter, "You've read the book-come up with something!" Then I grabbed my phone. "I've saved several titles in my Memo Pad but I don't think any of them work." I read them off to her and guess what: one of them was perfect. "Who put that in my phone? I certainly don't remember doing it." So, there you have it. Memo writing in the phone pays off. I've got notes on novels and NF too. Do you put notes into your cell? Try it.

I'll share my title at another time. I have it entered in some contest and since I'm a very honest, fair person, I don't want my title 'out' there where judges can see it. Oh, yes... that does happen. All you have to do is google a title and you can see every contest that manuscript has placed in, won... sometimes who the author is by their blog posting about it. But, that's another discussion for another time.

On another note, my friend, author D.B. Grady, has blogged over at Bayou Writers' Group blog. Please check it out and leave a comment. He's doing a little experiment with Blog Tours during the month of March. Read what he has to say--very interesting. Leave a comment if you will because it's always nice to know someone is visiting and reading. We're tryiing something new at our BWG blog. We're encouraging our members to actually post! :)
That's it for today. Good writing to you!

5 comments:

Erica Vetsch said...

Yay for the perfect title! I can't wait to hear what it is!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Congrats on the perfect title. Mine ususally come from something a character says or some other silly place LOL.

Jake Chambers said...

perfect you say...the public shall be the ones to decry what is purfict...but i will give you this one simply due to who you are...

looking forward to hearing the choice you have made..

will have to find DBGrady's book for my son Russ..he is a sci-fi fanatic...

Jess said...

Thanks Erica and Pam for popping in. Titles are difficult. I know a lady who won't start writing until she has the so-called 'perfect title.' She's got 19 published books under her belt. She will NOT begin until she has her title. We writers are a quirky bunch.

Jake, Jake... I know there's no such thing as perfection... but for ME and MY story... this is the perfect title. I welcome an editor to change it... if she just BUYS it. :)

Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

I post notes in my iPod all of the time. My problem with that so far is that I write them, then forget to go back. Same with "real" notes, too, I suppose! Auguri on your title!