Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No Title

Hello, world.

Life is pretty amazing. I just finished my book, and I'm passing it around to a select few who have agreed to help me make the finishing touches on it before I send it out into the brutal light of day.

The sad part is this: I don't know what to call my story.

For as long as I have had this idea, I've called it "The Legend of Mura", but I came up with that title in the fifth grade, before I even knew what the plot would be. Many, many scrapped ideas, versions, characters, and plots later, the working title no longer suits the book. I've thought of many other titles to replace it, but none of them fit without revealing something that is not supposed to be revealed.

For example, if I was writing a book where things are mysteriously growing, and the reader should be guessing why--suddenly it is revealed that Fairies were behind it! But if I call the book "Fairies", it would ruin the mystery.

I think that it's for this same reason that J.R.R. Tolkien was opposed to calling the third part of Lord of the Rings "Return of the King". He didn't want that part given away. But he was eventually consigned to the idea. Maybe I'll have to be the same--but it doesn't mean I'll be happy about it.

Anyway, it's been a long road to this point, and I'm certain it only gets tougher.


PS. I have the internet now. We didn't before because Qwest and Comcast are just slimy dirtbags trying to outdo each other, hiding behind lots of tiny-font rules and exceptions. We now have Clear internet, and it runs nicely for a lot less money--and a lot less fine print.

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