Brevity Shapes Clarity #AmWriting #IWSG
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Happy IWSG Day!
Thank you to you, and thank you to the wonderful cohosts who are spreading the writing love this month.
I don’t know about you, but these past several months have passed along at a sprint and I am finding myself out of breath almost every day, especially on this third day of November.
I’ve been spending a lot of time brainstorming the end of my book with my editor and I’m so excited to finally see the end! I’m actually getting there! It’s right at 80K and I know it will need another 10K to finish. That’s a lot for my genre in Young Adult, but I’m sure there will much some cutting room. I’m shooting for a goal of Christmas, but we’ll see. It might be February before I’m actually typing “THE END.”
I will say, with this book, I’ve always known what the title should be. Titles are easy for me, intuitive. For me it boils down to one word summaries of the entire theme. It’s the shorter summaries, the Blurbs that take me hours or simplifying. That’s why I picked the quote by Katherine Cecil Thurston. Short phrases and sentences make people remember; they often drum up emotion in a short few seconds whether it be shock, anger or even awe.
Question of the Month
What about you? In answering this month’s question, what’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?
Do blurbs rattle straight off your tongue, or are titles more difficult to decide on?
I hope you have a wonderful writing month, and no matter how much time you have to meet your goals, don’t give up. I know I haven’t 🙂