A big thank you to all who participated in the book giveaway! It was fun mailing books to Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, and even Canada:) I can hardly wait to do it again come July when I'll be sending out quite a few copies of Courting Morrow Little. So please stay tuned. I might even host another giveaway between now and then.
I'm happily working on my third book and have my first ever critique partner who shall remain a mystery because that's the way I think she'd like it:) I can see the value in having someone else read your writing. Even when you try to be very careful with edits you do overlook things. She's also something of an 18th-century historian in her own right so that doesn't hurt:) When I pen something decidedly 19th-century she calls me on it...or will.
So now that I'm back in Roxanna's world, I need some help coming up with a winning title. If you don't remember I once called her book, The Scrivener's Daughter. Most people probably don't know what a scrivener is (or care). And it sounds a bit dull. Like it might gather dust. And I don't want that! Because a locket figures so prominently in the story, I changed the title to The Locket. That sounds a bit better. Kind of intriguing and old-fashioned. But lately I've been wondering if I shouldn't rename it once again. Third time's a charm, as they say. So I'm now calling it, or at least thinking of it as, The Colonel's Lady.
So if you were to wander into a bookstore and saw two books spine-shelved, which would you pick up based on the title?
The Colonel's Lady
Maybe neither? Come on now and be honest and tell me. I'd love to know what's rolling around in that reader brain of yours:)