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