Tuesday, November 08, 2011

When I Write and the Search for a Working Title

Yesterday's three hour write-in was successful. I wrote and not just blog articles, forum comments or IM messages. Words were actually added to my novel. This is a cause for a happy dance.

*pause for dancing and merriment*

I realize the success of me writing at a writing event might not seem that monumental to anyone but me but it is. As my area's ML I find that I don't write at writing events. The time is normally spent welcoming new comers, explaining what NaNoWriMo is, answering questions, awarding points (for my regions points race), running word wars, and just being there.

Last night was an exception; I accumulated enough words to move my finish date from December 28th to the 19th (we'll ignore that today's stats is estimating a December 26th finishing date). The night also helped rekindle my interest in the story. I am getting excited about my Moses-dragon-action/adventure/quest-story. I want to find out how Farwin (my dragon) saves the world. I want to figure out how he leads a Eldamar-wide dragon rebellion. Writing is fun again *more celebrating and dancing* I think it still needs a better working title. Working titles help give direction and purpose and might lead to my novel being selected for the 30 Covers in 30 Days. So far I've been using "Let My Dragons Go". I have also considered:
  • Farwin's Quest
  • The Dragon Liberation Movement
  • Return to Eldamar
  • In Search of Wild Dragons
  • More Than Dragons
What do you think my working title should be? Voting in open now. Choose one of my ideas or add your own suggestion in the comments below. I'll reveal my shiny new title Saturday.

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Glo said...

I'm so happy your writing is getting exciting again. congratulation on the movement of you novel's finish date. I have hit a bit of a dry spell Haven't really written that much in the last two days i am hoping that today turns that around.

Glo said...

Oh and I like The Dragon Liberation Movement or More then dragons (can I vote for two? is that legal?)

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Glo, and I'll except two votes.

AuroraLee said...

I kinda like Let My Dragons Go :P Alternately I would pick Return to Eldamar. It's a great title for a sequel and one that I think would easily fit in on the shelves of a bookstore or a movie theatre marquee ;)

Amai said...

I have to agree that the return one is good for a sequel, but I would be most likely to pick The Dragon Liberation Movement up off the shelf and read the back to figure out what it was about.

Janine Fitzpatrick said...

I like In Search of Wild Dragons.