Self-Publishing is a series of posts that follows my desperate attempts at developing, writing, and eventually self-publishing my own book. Follow along if you dare, or if you’re just really bored.
I have been told that the title is nearly as important as the cover when it comes to capturing the attention of a prospective reader, so needless to say I struggled with the title of the 1st book and ultimately the series.
As I was writing the 1st book I had a piece of paper sitting to the side where I would jot down ideas as the story progressed. Most where lacking, many were already used, and others were just down right dumb. Ultimately I scribbled one down that I really liked but was certain had been already taken. Much to my delight once my 1st book was completed I searched and found out that this particular title had not been used. So the title of the 1st book in the series, which will also be the title of the entire series is……
AFTER THE EVENT
Dun Dun Dunnnnnnn! 🙂
I’m happy with it. Outside of the prologue the entire book is set after a mysterious event which completely changes the world.
The 2nd book wasn’t nearly as difficult to name…
This is fitting because this book not only examines the nearly deserted state of the world but also the psyche of a handful of characters who feel left behind.
So the books are completed, the title has been picked, next up is the all important cover!!!