STATUS: Preparing for a big day tomorrow. More details later.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? FOOL IN THE RAIN by Led Zeppelin
Agenting is a never-ending learning process. So I’m chatting with an editor about the title change we are attempting and she pointed out something I hadn’t noticed.
In all the suggestions we had given her, only one title contained a verb. All the others were nouns with an adjective (or adjectives).
Kristin slaps hand on forehead. The publisher is looking for a more active title. That means the title needs a verb.
Betcha none of you thought of that right off the top of your head. And if you did, you are one smart cookie because to be honest, I hadn’t noticed that.
Guess what Sara, the author, and I will be doing tomorrow morning? Coming up with titles that contain verbs.
And just in case you need a verb refresher, feel free to click here. Ah. Fond memories from my childhood.