Friday, April 6, 2012

A Writer's Week #14: What's In A Name?

I've been chugging along this week. As I noted last week, I'm at the point in the new book where I'm just plugging away, putting down one word after another, much the same way as a marathon runner picks one foot up and puts one foot down to keep moving forward.

This week, I managed to write 1,400 words or so, which is not a thrilling total. But at least it's progress. So now, I'm up to chapter 27 and over 24,000 words. Just for comparison's sake, my first book, The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel, has a total of 27 chapters, but is 53,000 words long. Quite a difference.

I'm not sure if this book is going to be quite as long as the first one. I'm not sure there are 29,000 words left to write. But I do know that this one will have more chapters. The pace, I think, is going to be quicker in this book as it weaves in a couple of storylines. We'll see how long it will takee for the rest of the story to play out.

But I'm kind of getting tired of referring to this book as "the new book' or, "the new Deliverers book". I'm beginning to think that I have to try and figure out what to call it. The first book was called The Deliverers for just about the entire time I was writing it. I didn't add the Sharky and the Jewel bit until I was sure that I'd be writing another one.

So I know that this book is part of The Deliverers series, so that automatically means I've got part of a title, The Deliverers. But what comes next? I'm going to have to think about that. So far, nothing has grabbed me and shouted "here I am!" But I guess I still have some time. But the name is important. It's what give a book its identity. So I think I'll have to give this some serious thought and see what strikes me. If I come up with something this week, I'll be sure to let you know!

Oh, just a heads up. Next week is looking pretty busy, especially the early part, so I won't be posting on Monday. I'll try to do an interview on Tuesday, probably with a character from an author I've done previously so that I won't have to do a Did You Know? Anyway, we'll see. Have a great holiday!


  1. Congrats on the writing! I think that it is a plus to get any amount of writing done each week. :) It sounds like your new book is fast paced. Who knows- the name of the book may hit you at any point. You just never know! Good luck!

    Happy Easter!

    1. Hi Jess. Yes, I'll get the title when the time is right. The book isn't to the point where the title is obvious. Last time, it wasn't until it was done. That may be the case this time around, too.

      You have a great Easter as well!