Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Renaming of a Novel

I hate google. I really do...sometimes. It's erratic, inaccurate, in-something. I've read books about writing, about creating a title for your novel. Google it, first. You don't want a book of the same title and neither does an agent or publisher. So I googled it. The Evolution of Janie. Nothing, except a description of a differently titled novel. No problem, right? WRONG! I guess I was just too specific with my search, because a search on the Barnes and Noble site turned up The Evolution of Jane.

Crap. Crap, crap, crap. I had it all laid out.

Book 1: The Evolution of Janie

Book 2: The Reconstruction of Janie

Book 3: The Fragmentation of Janie (possibly The Illumination of Janie)

So, I'm now left having to not just rename my first book, but also the other two books :( Well, if they ever happen!) I've already considered just calling it Evolution but I don't think that really gets the theme of the book across. I sit here now, desperate for ideas.

Any suggestions??

On my iPod:

Haven't Met You Yet by Michael Buble


  1. Robert Dafydd CadwaladerMay 12, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    Without knowing the storyline but playing with the phrases I get..

    1. Janie Evolves
    2. Janie from the Ashes
    3. Janie Deteriorates
    !! :-)

  2. Thanks Uncle Robert! You gave me some ideas!