We have been searching for the perfect title for our YA paranormal. We both knew we'd recognize the one if we found it. After two weeks of tossing titles back and forth with no luck, serendipity stepped in.
Stef's post was an exercise in generating imagery. It sparked my journey that started on her blog at 10pm and ended at 2am with an article on pranayama (which of course I knew nothing about, but it happened to be perfect for our book. (And BTW Bethany probably knew what it meant because she is big into yoga.))
The moment I created our two-word title, I experienced an epiphany. I knew it was the one.
But would Bethany feel the same?
She was busy with a houseful of guests, so waited until a decent hour the next morning to call her. I was a bit incoherent from my lack of sleep, and in a hurry to get all the words out. So my spiel started with
"I think we've been barking up the wrong tree..."
and ended with
"...and you can say no if you don't like it, but the title I came up with is..."
And I uttered those two magical words.
Bethany was silent for (what felt like) a long moment. And then,
"Oh my gosh. That's the one! I have chills!"
So now we have our title. (Yay!) And if you really, really want to know what it is, you'll have to head on over to my website.
I want to hear about your moments of serendipity. What has guided you down the right path? And epiphany - what helps you know something is the one?