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Book Titles and Progress Bars

We're quickly getting into summer mode here in our household. The university had its graduation nearly two weeks ago, so Nancy is already into her summer research program. My older daughter (the newly minted teenager) is now done with her school and is officially an eighth grader (Yikes!), and my younger daughter finishes up next week.

All this means, of course, that the kids are going to be around more, which tends to make writing that much more difficult. I've finished the copy edits on THE HORSEMEN'S GAMBIT and am now back at work on the STILL untitled third book of Blood of the Southlands. I might need to have a web contest: "Name the third volume!" The winner gets his or her idea splashed across the jacket of my new book.... The first book was THE SORCERERS' PLAGUE, then THE HORSEMEN'S GAMBIT. Right now I'm leaning toward THE AUTHOR'S NEMESIS, but I'm not sure my editor will go for that....

I've made good progress over the last few weeks, so I thought I'd post my second progress bar. Last time I was at 14% -- 19,700 words or so. That was April 22, exactly a month ago.

I've made pretty good progress since then, especially if you consider that I've also had to travel to a con, copyedit a manuscript, and take down a photo exhibit. If I can continue to average 26,000 words a month, I'll be done by the end of September. I can live with that; the book's due November 1.


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May. 22nd, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
Right now I'm leaning toward THE AUTHOR'S NEMESIS, but I'm not sure my editor will go for that....

Mine's currently titled "The Bloody Book II". *grin*
May. 23rd, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, there are some "R" rated names for my book that I could pass along, too, but I'll refrain.
May. 23rd, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
A friend of mine always includes the "F" word in her titles whilst she's working on the book. The problem is that once you get that in your head you're inclined to say that. Like the time I was promoting her latest book during a Dragon*Con panel and almost called it "Goddess of the F'ing Rose." Not good.

If you'd give us an idea of what the book is about we'd be happy to help you suss out a title (she says with an evil grin). Actually, I'm rather good with titles. I've learned to pick ones that don't have 200 listings on Amazon.

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