M. K. Theodoratus, Fantasy Writer, blogs about the books she reads--mostly fantasy and mystery authors whose books catch her eye and keep her interest. Nothing so formal as a book review, just chats about what she liked. Theodoratus also mutters about her own writing progress or ... lack of it.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Stuck Procrastinating

The Read:  To be truthful, I'm not reading.  Remember the Witchblade DVDs I was watching ... and gave up for boredom?  Well, I'm skipping through them to see if I can pick up my interest.  No such luck ... so far.

Guess they made the argument for not repeating your storyline with different endings --  unless you want to get rid of your readers.

Progress:  Have to get my critique done.  I'm still behind from when my system went on vacation.  Have to excuse the desktop, though, since it was the monitor that died.  --  At least, I was able to find someone to come fix it.  A former graduate of the Berkeley Music school who supports his family fixing computers.

Emma.  Maybe I'll be able to ignore her after I finish printing a hard copy.  I'm thinking that changing the title  --  "The Bad Luck Magnet" from "Emma Kloken, Hero" --  may lay her to rest. 

I wonder if other writers have such a hard time thinking up a pertinent title.

Maren.  After all the nagging, she's slumped against a broken cart wheel in the middle of a battlefield ... and won't budge.

Trivia:  The clouds fly high and forget to deliver on the promised rain.  Guess there are worse things than being a writer.  You could be a weatherperson.


Patricia Stoltey said...

Interesting that you're struggling with a title, Kay. I'm on my third tentative title for my wip -- at first I just called it the Lynnette book, then I tried "A Terrible Mistake" which I decided was a terrible mistake. Now I'm toying with "Dead Wrong." I'm not sure I like that either.

Did you see Rachelle Gardner's recent post on titling your book? It's at: http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-title-your-book.html

Kay said...

I like the Dead Wrong.

Read the Rachelle Gardner's blog while I was still struggling with the title "Emma Kloken, Hero". But, I changed it when I wrote my second query draft and realized that "drowning in bad luck" bothered Emma more than being a hero like her father.