That’s what the subject line says in the box before you post a blog in WordPress. I have been thinking about writing this entry since April, and I had no idea what to call it once I got here, but that seemed appropriate.
I just finished my second novel (yay me!), which is not to say I just finished the second project I ever started. Like most writers, I have a folder of paragraphs, pages and chapters that either died on the page, or haven’t been completed yet. I usually have to call them SOMETHING in order to hit save and file them away, and I’ll admit, those names are usually…uninspired.
I never came up with a name that I liked for my first novel. It started as MIND FIRE, and was put in a drawer as SPARK, but neither of those names called to me like: I am this novel.
But then I started writing THROUGH TO YOU (the novel I just finished – yay again!). And that was its name from Day 1. I know how publishing is, and I know there’s a strong chance if it ever gets published, the title will change. But it was just WEIRD how that was the book’s title immediately, and I never questioned it.
I know people often ask writers where they get their ideas, and as annoying as some say that is to answer over and over, I hope someday…maybe…someone asks me that question about this book. Because the title and the idea came from the very same place, about eight years ago. I didn’t know I was going to write novels at the time, but the things pinged in my brain back then stayed there. Until they became a book.
Some people may laugh when they see this. It’s hard to see a NOVEL in um…a rave in a library. And I’m not going to go through and point out the things in the video that matter to me. Maybe YOU’LL see something there too, a different concept that will matter to you. But this is my testament to ideas: they can come from just about anywhere.
And now you know where the title comes from, too.