Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Title chosen for debut!

Well, guess what? I've just this minute chosen a title for my debut and had it approved by Lucky Press. And I'm sorry for all the hard work you guys put in yesterday but it is NONE of the ones suggested. But thank you SO much because it was an awesome brainstorming session and I learned loads!

The title came about this morning when I was chatting with my sister, Allison, on Facebook. She said, 'Why does 'String Bridge' keep coming into my head? And I said, 'It was my first band in highschool. OMG. What an awesome title!' So there you go, it also has some personal relevance too.

Look at all the symbolisms: Melody's life is a bit of a highwire act, not being able to find a balance in her life. The fact that this story is about her crossing a symbolic bridge to greener grass, but the bridge is shaky, and thin, and she doesn't know if she'll make it there or not, resonates too. There are also strings and a bridge on a guitar, and a bridge in a song. :o)



So what do you think?

62 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you settled on a title! They can be so tricky... But I think it's perfect for your story, plus the personal aspect makes it all the better! :)

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  2. Now the question is, what are your second and third title picks? (pun intended!)

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  3. Don't know much about your novel, but that sounds like an awesome title :-)
    Throw some inspiration over here, why don't you? I STILL haven't got a title after 10 months of working on this WIP!

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  4. Awesome! That sounds like the perfect title.

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  5. It's hard to come up with something meaningful AND attractive/snappy/eye-catching. Congratulations on nailing it!

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  6. Good for you! Sometimes the best ideas come unlooked for. I hope "String Bridge" is a great success!

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  7. Yay! Does Janice approve? (I know I do, LOL!)

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  8. I love it! Great symbolism and a personal connection too! Smart sister! lol

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  9. Perfect! :) I'm so excited for you!

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  10. Yay. The new title sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it!

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  11. Like the title very much, Jessica. So looking forward to following this incredible journey you are on.
    karen

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  12. Sarah Martin Byrd10 November 2010 at 16:28

    "String Bridge" very nice. I like it!
    Sarah Martin Byrd

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  13. I think that title works beautifully. great work! Sometimes it just takes your mind wandering and other people to talk to then bam. you find it.

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  14. LOVE IT! The multiple levels of meaning are wonderful. And best of all, it feels right to you and your publisher. Awesome!

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  15. Love the title! I like it better than all the ones you had up yesterday. Congrats on choosing a title!

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  16. hi miss jessica! sorry i didnt get on the blogs yesterday so i didnt see about naming your book. im real happy you got a title you could like cause it really important to get one thats just a good fit for what in your book. i cant wait til it get on my bookshelf! :)
    ...hugs from lenny

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  17. Congratulations on finding a great title! Wish I'd been around to help but work got crazy busy - you know, that darn thing that interferes with writing [g]

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  18. I love the title! Nice!! Very catchy, easy to remember, distinguishable and, especially, has personal meaning to you.

    Just a question, though - will readers get it? "Promise" has a couple different meanings within the book, as well as personal meaning to me, but I've had more than one reader say they didn't get the title until the very end. So they only caught that one (though very big and blatant) promise. It doesn't bother me too much, except make me want to explain myself. lol But if it would bother you, it's something to keep in mind.

    I'm so excited for you! This is such a great time in your life. Enjoy it all!

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  19. Best title ever. Seriously. :) It's way better than the ones yesterday, no offence. :)

    Also, I feel slightly immortalized because *my* name is Melody. :D Just thinking it's a little cool, because no one ever uses off-the-wall hippie names like that, haha. :)

    Eeee! I'm so excited for you!

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  20. LOVE IT!

    It's so unique and fits so well with the story.

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  21. I love it, especially because it means something more to you.

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  22. LOVE IT! The double meaning is subtle but cool.

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  23. I love it! I'm sure it's the one we ALL would have chosen anyway! LOL. :-)

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  24. I think you found yourself a fabulous title! I couldn't be happier for you! What a great title with such a great meaning!

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  25. Sounds good, though does conjour up ideas of rope bridges across ravines ;O)

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  26. I can already picture the cover, tying in both the highwire act and the guitar. Excellent choice!

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  27. The main thing is YOU feel happy with it , and it feeels right.

    Best of luck.

    Yvonne.

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  28. AWE! It IS perfect!! Congratulations!

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  29. It's personal, symbolic, and obviously inspired - at just the right time, too! "String Bridge" is the best one yet!

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  30. String Bridge sounds like an excellent title. Doubly cool that it has personal meaning to you.

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  31. Think of the possibilities for the artwork too.

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  32. That's a great title for your debut!

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  33. Nice title! I think that works well. Congrats.

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  34. Yup--I like it. I like the image you picked here to depict it, too--getting across that the string definition includes the musical variety.

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  35. Oh, that's a fantastic title! I'm so glad you found one that works for you. :)

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  36. There is nothing as nerve wracking as choosing a title. Glad you got that sorted out--and I like it!

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  37. I'm a guitar player so I love it.
    I can't WAIT for your book to come out BTW - if you ever need someone to do a review...

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  38. Ooo...I LIKE it. A lot. Well done you! :)

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  39. Titles are so tricky but I really like that one!

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  40. Fantastic! And perfect. I love it~ :o) <3

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  41. I really like it. A title like that will make me open a book and look inside.

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  42. I'm a little late here, but I just wanted to say Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you! I like the new title and can't wait to hear more about your publishing journey. :)

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  43. That is a really great title, and I love the symbolism behind it. Congrats!

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  44. That title is FULL of awesome.

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  45. Great title. And a picking titles yesterday (was it yesterday) was fun.

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  46. I like it. I'm also pleased you found somthing with personal significance.

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  47. Brilliant title, and all yours too!

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  48. My life has been nutty busy (even more than usual) lately. I can't believe I missed this news!!!


    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!

    I'm so excited for you and I love the title!! Way to go :)

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  49. That's the one right there. String Bridge fits great! :D

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