Wednesday, 5 January 2011

WIP Wednesday - The Happy Dance

At the beginning of December I promised myself I'd delve into the second draft of 'The Museum of Impossible Artefacts' in January and near the end of December I promised myself I wouldn't. Of course, being a contrary sort (and struggling with my WIP short which started funny and has meandered into blahville), I've printed the first twenty pages of the book, retitled it and am staring at the empty page. But at least I have a title, right?

Reason for title change no. 74: Although the museum appears in about the first 70ish pages, I realised midway through writing the first draft that the location didn't work and will be changing it to another venue this draft.

New title is 'The Ghosts of Folding Time'... for now. Not certain I like it. We'll see. At the moment its purpose is to add a spooky, ghastly feel to my dystopian time travel book and of course to play on the ghost element. I heart ghosts. Like having a haunting tune playing in the background, I look at the title and it reminds me to slide the book into darkness. Oh no, that sounds as if I'm posing. Scrub those lines from your memory. Like now.

And talking of books, I spent a couple of hours on Sunday night chatting online to Eric Reynolds about Theatre of Curious Acts, and it looks as if the release date will be September. Oh my goodness. Who needs to exercise when you can keep doing the happy dance.

8 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Fantastic Cate. Just fan-freaking-tastic. I know what I'll be reading in September. ;)

PV Lundqvist said...

Too bad the title doesn't work. It really hooks.

Then again, all those titles grab my attention.

Katey said...

Yeah, I like both those titles rather well!

I like having a release date even better. Cannot WAIT!

Cate Gardner said...

:D Aaron

Thanks, PV :D

Thanks, Katey. Though some of us are getting to read things without having to wait ;)

Kate said...

Fab news about the release date!

Katey said...

Oh god, you'll make me nervous! Hee! <3

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Kate.

Ha-ha, Katey :D

K.C. Shaw said...

I know I say this all the time, but I love all your titles. And now I can't wait until September!