A new title for my new paranormal fantasy coming soon….

Well, I was right about “tentative title.” I got that sense when I started to tell people the good news about my paranormal fantasy being published; when I’d say the title I had, people would say “What?” It didn’t make sense to them (without reading the book). And my editor strongly agreed that it’s not working.

So I’ve got to come up with a new, strong title that works. I’m working on that now (and then, of course, will be going back and forth with my editor on it). It’s funny–I’ve always had an insecurity about writing titles. Writing the manuscript, I know I can edit and re-edit and make as strong as I can, as powerful as I can. Of course I can with titles, too, but somehow, some where, I got it in my head that I can’t write titles. So now I have to pull on my creativity and my intuition–and rework this. And…this time I think I can do it! I like the ideas I’ve come up with so far.

At some point I’ll have a new title, and will announce it here. I hope you’ll pop by when I have it. It’s wonderful to have others along with me during this whole process. Wonderful to have others understand that it’s not always easy–but it is emotionally rewarding, and so much goes into the making of a book!

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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2 Responses to A new title for my new paranormal fantasy coming soon….

  1. DearEditor says:

    I love coming up with titles. One trick is to think of common sayings and then give them a twist, as with Jean Ferris’ titles “Once Upon a Marigold” and “Much Ado About Grubstake,” or my own “Honk If You Hate Me.” These are quirky twists, of course, but you can give sayings a creepy or frightening twist for a paranormal, too.

  2. A twist on a saying is a neat idea; thank you! 🙂

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