STATUS: It’s just another manic Monday. I have a house taking just forever to respond to our letter regarding changes we would like in the contract. Finally, the email comes and they just want to say NO to half our requests. Good thing we waited three weeks for that. I know they’re busy and all…
What song is playing on the iPod right now? ROXANNE by The Police
Guess what? I’m all caught up in reading all the partials I had to review (Sara will send out the letters tomorrow and any request for fulls have already gone out). Sara has a whole stack she needs to bring in tomorrow so I’ll look and see what date we are up to but the last dates I looked at were for mid-to late-May. When I look in the partial inbox, those sample pages are dated June 1.
And, and this is really icing on the cake, I read three full manuscripts this weekend as well. In a week, I’m not going to know what to do with myself.
And yes, I jest. I have plenty to keep me busy.
But because I’ve been reading samples pages Sara has passed on to me for review, I’ve been noticing some Title trends. Time to share.
I have to say that since my Katie rant, the number of projects with a Katherine derivative for the main heroine’s name has decreased dramatically. Maybe the same will happen with titles. I can always hope.
And the winners are…
1. LITTLE WHITE LIES
Lots of lies running around but the little white ones are the most popular.
2. SECOND CHANCES
This shows up most for women’s fiction or romance titles.
3. BLOOD CURSES (or anything with BLOOD in the title frankly)
Yep, fantasy titles are usually the culprit for this one.
4. THE PHOENIX anything (add your own variation here)
This actually crosses all genres but mostly for SF&F.