Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Choosing the "perfect" title...

As of last week (after much discussion between myself and my editor) my third novel has been officially re-titled The Silver Compass.

Choosing a title isn't as easy as you might imagine. An author will either think of one right away, or else they will struggle to find one that works beautifully with the story. (Check out Tess Gerritsen's Feb 22nd blog post or Susan Wigg's on Feb 26th and you'll see I'm in good company). My third novel was originally titled Surviving Louie, and then it was changed to The Stone Compass, but everyone felt this was too "hard" and not evocative enough. Anyhow, now that it's officially The Silver Compass marketing is busy designing a cover. I can't wait to see what they come up with!

12 comments:

ORION said...

Titles.
Can't live with 'em.
And can' live without 'em.

Reverend Sumangali Tania Pink said...

May the silver compass lead you to glory!

Melissa Marsh said...

I love that title. Very evocative.

Therese said...

Well, I liked "stone" but I do see how "silver" is more broadly appealing.

Hope you get another terrific cover!

kyla-dale said...

Interesting stuff. What's the story about? Got a 2-3 line pitch or are you allowed to share?
I like the compass, silver or stone.

Robin L. said...

oo, that is evocative! Lovely!

spyscribbler said...

I do like the Silver Compass better! Congratulations!

wordman17 said...

I like em both but stone compass does seem darker somehow. It'll be interesting to see what kind of cover they come up with. Maybe they could use the same lil cutie they used on PENNY TREE. Now there's girl I'd like to meet (single white male from Texas, smiling big!)

Anonymous said...

I see a pattern....The Tin Box, The Penny Tree, The Silver Compass.....hmmmmmm interesting :O)

LadyBronco said...

I actually liked 'stone' better, but I am more of a darker-kind-of-girl.

:0)

Larramie said...

Did you know that silver is the most reflective metal? May The Silver Compass shine for you.

Jess Riley said...

I like it!! And I LOVE your cover for THE PENNY TREE.