Wednesday, June 15, 2011

TITLE REVEAL! and The First Chapter Denial

We've all heard it before. The first chapter will probably get erased or at least really really really revised before it's all said and done. For my WIP, I was in denial.

The evolution of my first chapter attachment: "But my first chapter is necessary! It starts exactly where I want it to start. I'm not changing it, at least not yet. I'll go back to it after the first draft is done. Okay, maybe it's a little lame. Wow, this is actually pretty boring. I think there's a lot of unnecessary stuff in here. Maybe 70% of it could go. Eh, I'm starting over and just pulling bits I want to keep from the original."

Yep. That all happened mostly yesterday. I realized that I'm not thinking outside of the box enough for my first chapter... I make to many familiar choices, and who wants to read something they feel like they've read before?  

And I'm finally ready to reveal my working title for this project set here


and here....


And my title is...  If Only You Were Italian

I'm still working on a blurb, but there's just enough reveal in this title, I think. :) 

13 comments:

  1. Ooo sounds delicious! I am curious to already know more and the pictures that you've taken are breathtaking! Makes me want to go to Italy right away!

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  2. Lovely photos, the title is good too. You'll know when it's right, but don't worry too much over that first chapter that you lose focus. You've accomplished so much. Congrats!

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  3. Oooo, I like it! Titles grab my attention more so than a cover, and your title is definitely enticing!

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  4. the beginning of my last WIP didn't change at all. I put it down, and it worked and it stayed.
    And Yay for your WIP!

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  5. Oooo,sounds exciting. Also, I would LOVE to go to Italy. It is at the top of my travel list. I'd say it's for its history and architecture, but really I'm going to eat the food. Great pics!

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  6. You wrote a book about Italy??? That's so exciting! And I love that title--I want to know what it means!

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  7. I'm liking the title, can't wait to hear the blurb!

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  8. WOW! Your title is gorgeous and compelling!

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  9. Oh my gosh, I relate! I think I've torn my current WIP's first chapter to shreds, umm, at least a bajillion times. Good luck with your WIP. It sounds like it will be a good read.

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  10. Love this! And...I am waiting on more chapters...

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  11. Well, you already know that I love your pics. Can't wait to hear more!

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  12. Cute title!! And I have SO done that with my first chapter. I chopped a lot after my first crit partner mentioned how long it was. And after I went to writeoncon for the first time and they mentioned how that first page has to hook the agent.

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  13. Love the title! But you already knew that. :)

    Amy

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