Thanks to Jen Nadol (whose new YA Contemporary THIS IS HOW IT ENDS from Simon Pulse has a fantastic title) for tagging me in the 8 Terrible Titles Challenge. That was fun. And sadly, some of these are much better than some of the titles I came up with for my new YA Contemporary set in Tahoe (Scholastic, Winter 2016) when I was actually trying. Guess I could have saved myself some time.
The rules? Scroll through your manuscript and stop at a random spot. Wherever your cursor lands, that’s your title. There’s no hunting through your pages for the perfect phrases. This challenge is to see how truly awkward your title could be. Here are Jen’s titles if you’d like to check them out: Jen Nadol’s blog
Okay, 8 Terrible Titles for my new YA Contemporary; here it goes:
FINDS A NEW WAY
SHOULD I GIVE HIM A HUG?
SHE SHOWS HIM HER PHONE
LOOKING OUT FOR YOU
That last one is now the official title of the writing process for this book.