You are invited to a meeting of the Brain Trust. (That means if you're reading my blog, you're in the Brain Trust. It's a super exclusive group.)
Here's the scenario:
Twilight is already taken so. . . I need a different title. Want to help?
I helped my friend Aubrey Mace come up with the title for her new book, Santa Maybe. Know what I got? A free copy. And I'm going to pay it forward. If you can help me come up with the new title for my book, YOU also get a free copy of Santa, Maybe which is out this month. I'll tell you all about the total cuteness that is her book in a minute.
This is the dealio. My editor emailed me yesterday to tell me that there was a big pow-wow back at the Bat Cave regarding my book title. Seems that even though I submitted the novel over a year ago, a novel that just came out from them last month has a similar title and so they need a new one for mine. The new title is the subject of some debate and ambivalence among the sales and marketing teams, the retail executive staff, and store buyers, so they wanted my opinion. My opinion is that I'm. . . ambivalent.
While I can't tell you the new title, I have full permission to get your ideas for alternate suggestions. I'll give you a blurb of what the book is about, plus the old title. I'll look at your suggestions for a new title and the one I like best will win the commenter a copy of Santa, Maybe.
Okay, the nutshell: Jessie is a twenty-something accountant working for a major software company in Seattle where she just got a major promotion. Her fun-loving roommate Sandy is constantly trying to drag her out to have a social life but Jessie resists, usually because she has too much work. Mischevious Sandy sets up a profile for Jessie (without her knowledge) on an LDS dating site. At first Jessie is ready to kill her--until she sees a profile for Ben Bratton. Long (but really funny and totally engrossing) story short, Jessie has to work through her hurt from a past relationship and broken engagement and decide it's worth not hiding behind her work anymore to make a go of it with hot, funny Ben. There's lots of texts and IMs and emails in addition to their dates, so it's definitely modern dating.
The original title was Click. All parties agree that this is a great title. It fits because of the whole mouse "click" internet dating thing, and because of how they "click" with each other. However, the novel that came out last month is called Right Click and since it was first, mine has to change.
The only thing I've come up with is something like Working it Out. It kind of plays on the workaholic element but with the right cover, it could come off as light and hip. However, I can't say I love it. So this is where you guys come in. I'd love your ideas/suggestions. You get a new book out of it. . .
This book:I got to read this when it was just a Word file on my computer, but I started re-reading it now that it's an actual book and I still LOVE it! It's a really fun Christmas romance about a girl named Abbie who, to appease her nieces and nephew, writes a joking letter to Santa asking for a husband for Christmas. Guess what shows up under her tree in the wee hours of Christmas Day? A hot guy with amnesia, dressed in his pajamas and intent on eating all her breakfast cereal. Thus begins Abbie's mission to figure out who her handsome stranger really is. There has to be a logical explanation, because there's no such thing as Christmas magic. Is there . . .?
She won the Whitney Award for romance with Spare Change this year, and with good reason. I like Santa, Maybe even better and I know you'll have a great time with it, too.
To enter: throw out your suggestions for a title for The Novel Formerly Known as Click.
Come on Brain Trust. Rock it, my pretties!