Sunday, May 23, 2010

Titles and Followers

Not a character post, but I promise, soon you all will get to read about different characters. I wanted to post because a few days ago, I was driving home from shopping for stuff my stepdad wanted (and flowers to plant) and had an idea hit me. In general, I struggle with creating good titles and really hate when I don't have a title for novels. But one thing I hadn't done yet was to come up with titles for the overall series. Most my ideas are series, but my focus right now is on the mutant set of series that will intertwine.

Yes, the individual books can stand alone.  Even the ones who have read the yucky first draft of the first YA book would say it works on its own. And I'm betting the adult book would too if I wrote a better ending cause the ending el sucks right now. But they are a big series.

I do know the troubles with selling a big series. I blame my characters but this is getting a bit off track. While I need titles to write the books, I had no idea if I'd even think of a series title before sending out any queries. I can write without knowing what to call the overall series. So, I figured I'd come up with something eventually. Then it hit me.

One overarching theme of the series is how the different main characters, and why some books have different main character, get involved with the mutant revolution. In writing the adult book, I started to refer to some of the pockets of revolutionaries as rogues. Thus the series title:

*drum rolls and bells clamoring, okay maybe not the bells...*

The Rogues of Revolution Series


I win! hehehe. Love it and so does my writing twin. To me, it is awesome and I'm glad to have something to work with while I prepare the two first books for query. Time to get back to rewriting Tattle Tell and soon I'll rewrite Standing Ground.


Followers!

Okay... I've had 49 followers for about a week now. At first, I wasn't going to do anything when I reach the 50 mark. I did a giveaway on my other blog at 50 but it was a small turnout and I didn't know what exactly I'd even give away on this blog since it's about my novels and nothing more. Then I got an idea. I have a bag of chocolate that is still unopened that I don't need to be eating. So, when I reach that magic 50, I will announce a very simple give away (one entry per person maximum) and the prize is going to be... Chocolate!

10 comments:

Tessa Conte said...

Love the title! And congrats on the soon-to-be fifty!

KM said...

I really like that title! I'm all for alliteration. :)

Dawn Embers said...

Thanks Tessa.

KM - Me too. I have a mutant agency that's title abbreviation is SS and I'm liking both. :-)

Amie McCracken said...

It has punch.

I love chocolate.

Genie of the Shell said...

Your wish is my command... I am Follower 50! :D

Your title is catchy.

And, mmmm, chocolate.

Dawn Embers said...

Yay! 50 followers. Thanks Genie!

Simon C. Larter said...

Oh, I like that series title. Catchy! Nicely done, good lady. :)

Dawn Embers said...

Thanks Simon. Makes me feel even better knowing you like it. ;-)

Nishant said...

I really like that title! I'm all for alliteration. :)
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Dawn Embers said...

Why thank you, Nishant.

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