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Yes, we have a title … I think

I’m ridiculously indecisive. How many times have you gone out to dinner with friends or family and the same person is always the last to order because she can’t make up her mind? Yeah, that’s me. No matter what I choose, I’m always certain something else would have tasted better. Unfortunately, indecision plays a role in much of my life.

As you know, I’ve had a heck of a time deciding on a title for my next novel. I collected possible titles and looked at that list daily, even trying them out on cover mock-ups. I tossed a few out to a couple of writer friends. I mentioned some of them to my husband. I considered taking a vote on this blog, but I knew I’d have to go with my choice in the end, and if it wasn’t what the majority of you chose, I’d feel guilty.

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ― Maya Angelou

That quote works well with my book’s theme. Renee lost trust at an early age, but she never lost hope someone would love her. Now someone does, but can she trust it? Hmmm, that sounds like a hook or teaser. I’ve been working on those as I gather courage to tackle writing the book description, which for me is harder than writing the book.

In this sequel to The Brevity of Roses, Renee discovers that even when your dreams come true your nightmares remain.

OR

In this sequel to The Brevity of Roses, Jalal and Renee’s love story continues, but for how long? Jalal’s keeping secrets, and Renee fears they involve the other woman who’s vying for his attention.

OR

Renee believed marriage to Jalal would end her fears, but now that she’s a mother, Jalal’s keeping secrets, and another women is vying for his attention her nightmares have only intensified.

OR

Something entirely different. Something compelling.

Oh yes, back to the title of this “amazing book” to quote a brilliant writer who doubled as my alpha reader. The title will be An Illusion of Trust … I think.

18 thoughts on “Yes, we have a title … I think”

    1. Thank you, Natasha. 🙂 Since it’s a sequel, I felt there should be symmetry, which made it even harder to think of a title. It think this works, though someone commented on my FB page that it hinted at an unhappy ending.

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  1. I like it! It sings! I also like that last blurb that you offered, probably because it offered more meat to chew on while we await the book. Seriously, I like it. Now just order the Chinese Chicken Salad…you know you’re going to! Oh, wait. I was thinking of my wife there for a moment.

    -Jimmy

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