Steve Nagy (stevenagy) wrote,
Steve Nagy
stevenagy

Muse

She's in fine form today. Cruel and demanding and she makes me love her. As I should. I wrote the three-word sentence that sets the stage for the next book.

Playing with titles again. Fallen isn't as attractive as it was when I started. And the short story title sounds awkward when applied to a novel. I know it's possible. Long titles aren't bad, but they need a certain ring.

So, I've got at least four fighting it out, battle royale.

1. Fallen
2. Aftermath
3. Hunters & Hunted*
4. Only The Dead**
5. Ye Shall Eat In Haste***

Now, I know what the muse wants as the title for the sequel: The Sun Also Sets. Which makes me want to try and force something literary as well onto this book. And, truthfully, I can pretty much do anything I want at this point since I'm still writing for myself. I'm still a slave to my muse rather than working for a living. :-)



* -- The evil ampersand.
** -- This is part of a quote, supposedly of Plato, though the provenance is questionable. "Only the dead have seen the end of war."
*** -- The short story title.
Tags: book titles, fallen, novel in 90, process, rewrite, ye shall eat in haste
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