Antonyms of a Mirage

First of all, I want to thank everyone that helped me with suggestions and advice in this post. I don’t really know what I would have done if I were not on blogger. In fact, if I were not on blogger, I don’t think my book project would have been possible, because I wouldn’t have been able to develop my writing skills.
So, according to 100% of the opinions, I will be dropping the name ‘The Write Lady’. I will really miss you though, we were best of friends, but I need to leave you to your legal owner. I have already taken it down from my twitter handle @hattylolla, using my real name for the main time, that is till I find an untaken pen name.

As for the book title, though I love Curious Cases, after Myne discovered the issue with Curious it, I disliked her for the next 10 seconds and then after much deliberation, I decided to drop the name and wait for another 7 months for the next nice name to drop in my head. Fortunately for me, I waited for just one day and something struck.

The title Curious Cases really captured the concept of the book, not exactly the content. So I told myself, ‘I can either go the concept way or the content way. What if I look at the contents and name the book that way?’ That was also hard sha because of the nature of the book, which you all know by now. I then asked myself again ‘What is the common factor of all the entries in the book?’ The obvious answer to that was REALITY. The truth is that the common man can relate to all the entries, even though a single person might not have personally experienced every story (I hope so sha, or else the person will be pretty messed up). Apart from the reality factor, I don’t think there’s any common factor.

Obviously, even though the common factor is Reality, I can’t title my book Reality, it is just too boring and not catchy at all. Imagine if I said, ‘Hey Ginger, HoneyDame, buy my book, the title is Reality.’ What will be your response? So I asked myself ‘What is the opposite of reality? The title of my book will be the Opposite of the Opposite of Reality.’ I hope you get the concept. In maths, they said - × - = +. This means that the Opposite of the Opposite of Reality = Reality.

Another word for Opposite is Antonym and there are so many antonyms of reality in English language. I went for Mirage because it also captures the concept of the different changing characters in the book. So my dear readers Reality = Antonyms of a Mirage. There goes the book title, ANTONYMS OF A MIRAGE.

In other news, the book cover and character drawings are not ready. I am so sad, because my graphic designer was on his way to me for an appointment and guess what happened, he was robbed and by who? By fake policemen. They took his laptop, iPad and phone. He had my number in his head, and borrowed a phone from a passerby to call me and tell me about the situation. He said he was going to a police station to report the situation. People, I have not heard from him since then o. He hasn’t replied my mails but I was able to ascertain that he’s safe. I am not happy at all because this has drawn me back in my target time by 2 weeks. Anytime I remember the situation, I just get really pissed. I pray I get to see him very soon.


Have a great week

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    1. Thanks. Its Antonyms cos there are loads of articles. They are all antonyms

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    2. Nice going on the title of your book. Thank God your designer is safe..I hope to read your book when it's out.

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  2. Set back in time/life should make you more determined to press on. One day, you'll write about your sourjourning into the world of writing and on paragraph would be dedicated to help from blogosphere and the travails of the graphics designer.

    And I like the concept of the book! Antonyms of a Mirage... draws attention.

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  3. sorry to hear about what happened with the graphic designer. I am sure you have heard of the saying "what does not kill you will only make you stronger?" so I believe you will wax strong and press forward. I love the title of the book, best wishes.

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  4. Nice!!! I hope/pray to write a book some day! :)

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    1. Thanks. You already blog, I am sure that if you want to write a book, you can do that with determination.

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  5. The title you've come up with sounds good to me. Sorry to hear what happened to your graphic designer - hope everything goes well.

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    1. Thanks o, our very easy going blogger.

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  6. Nice title. Hope you get to hear from your designer soon.

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  7. I really like the concept of the title. It is intelligently catchy.
    As per your question, I would just say..."Uh?!...Reality ko, Fakeality ni"...:D iKid...But thank God you thought better of that one sha.
    Hope you hear from him soon....Well done!

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    1. This lovely comment actually went into spam. Just retrieved it now. Sorry.

      I have heard from the funny guy. Thanks. Lol at fakeality

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  8. so sad what happened to your graphic designer...it is well, enjoy your week

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  9. Sorry about the lil setback jere and thanx for making me laugh too on my blog. Now, your new title is making me itch for the book already :-)

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    1. Thanks jare. I hope you find the book nice, like the title

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  10. sorry bout your designer. book title sounds nice

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  11. Love the new title....
    so sorry about the set back, don't let it get you down. I'm sure he'll come up with something better than what he had for you.

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  12. The opposite of the opposite of reality... I love how your mind works!
    Temporary setbacks make the final results much more satisfying, so you're on course. Best wishes
    xoxo

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    1. Awww thanks. I wish you the best too

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  13. I like the new title, on point and intriguing too. Sorry about the graphic artist, na wa for fake policemen.

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  14. what ever satan likes,let him do,God will see you through,amen.

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  15. I hope say the graphic designer no make up the story though...and I hope he's safe too. I actually thought for a minute that the book was gonna be titled "Opposite of the Opposite of Reality", now that IS dope. But the one you have definitely works too lol. Good luck on your book Miss :)

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    1. Naa, I dont think he's that kind of person. Lool at your thoughts

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  16. I like this new name better. As for the graphics person, I just pray he's fine.

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    1. Really? Thanks. Yes, I believe he's fine

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  17. Girl you bounce back really good! I certainly like your new title.

    Sorry about the setback. I hope your graphic artist is alright. poor poor guy.

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    1. Ginger, na God dey keep me o. Thanks, I am sure things will be fine soo.

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  18. It sounds like a book to read. Sorry about this new setback and the "misfortune" of the graphic artist. I guess its part of what makes a final story though!!!

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    1. Lool, if only I could add that part to the book. Thanks for the compliment

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  19. I love the new title...The antonyms of mirage...hmmm, Bless u sis!

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  20. thought I should check up on you to know how far.....Any news from the graphic designer?

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    1. Awwwww, thanks. Yes, finally got an email from him. Dont know how he's doing yet, though.

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  22. The new title sounds perfect. Had to google it and didn't find anything like that so, there goes your uniqueness. lol. Register it fast before some other person grabs it o, you know how they say ideas are like dust and spreads around. . . and yes indeed, the setbacks would only make you appreciate the work better once it's done. Cheers.

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    1. Looo, even if you found it, I still wouldn't change it.
      Even if I register it,I cant stop people from using the name for their books. What will be will be

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  23. Your title sounds good, dear. Congrats on your book. The graphic artist's story get as e be oh. Hope you get to the bottom of it sha. It is well.

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    1. Thanks o. I have finally met him. Thank God

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  24. I prefer this new title to "Curious Cases." It is definitely an improvement. Your graphic designer was attacked by armed robbers? That's sad. This might be material for the 2nd book though. Who knows?

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    1. Really? Thats interesting.
      Yeah, he was attacked but he's alright now

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