We have a Title!!!

Geez, it took long enough! I've noticed that either the titles come fast and easy, or they are agonizing and painful. This one definitely qualified under the later. After a few hours with my nose in several thesaurus and reviewing the plot notes so far, the title slowly began to form.

So here, with much trumpeting and fanfare…and great relief…

The Phoenix Enigma: The String Weavers

The first part of the title is for all the books in this series (yes, I already know it's going to be 4 or more books). The latter part is the title of the first book that will be written in November. All subject to change, of course, but I'm pretty happy with the title. 🙂

I've been putting together a Novel Profile and here is what I have so far:

Summary of plot: Megan Hale thinks she’s just a typical mixed up teenager who doesn’t know what to do with her life. Everyone feels that way, her teachers assure her. Yet, strange things happen to her, like food that disappears before she can eat it and hearing music no one around her seems to be able to hear. Then a giant flaming bird arrives and drops an alien at her and her Fathers feet. Well, good grief, how can you ignore something like that? Soon afterwards a group arrive at their house that includes 2 other aliens who then proceed to take them captive. Soon Megan finds herself lost on an alien world hoping to survive as well as find a way to rescue her Father without becoming a captive again herself.

Tagline (a one-sentence slogan that sums up the tone and premise of your novel): Megan always thought of herself as a typical don’t-fit-anywhere teenager with no ideas about the direction of her future, until she found out that the truth about herself was stranger than she could ever imagine.

This weekend I had a 3 day weekend, and it was wonderful! All notes from the previous week have been sorted, organized and typed in. In all I typed in about 6000 words. Right now the planning notes sit at 14, 007 and that's after deleting a whole bunch of old stuff that no longer applies. We are definitely making progress!

Yep, definitely a productive weekend. May get a little more plotting done tomorrow night, but first I'll be posting the new page of the webcomic Dreamers Cove.

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