Sunday, 26 June 2011

Call Me Narcissus

I am so in love with the title of my new story that I can't stop whispering it. This of course does not make for a productive writer, thus I am currently 654 words into In the Broken Birdcage of Kathleen Fair. I couldn't get the story plan to sit right until I found my main character's name, we ran the gamut from Gina to Erica to Erin (okay, not much of a gamut), but none of them fitted and then we came upon the name Kathleen and she is of course very, very fair.

In other news, I may just, eventually, maybe, you never know sit down and finish my ghostly time travel saga 'The Ghosts of Folding Time' which I started writing last November. I mean, we have an entire first draft and part of a second draft and a whole heap of madness. And then of course there are a bunch of grandfathers to deal with. In the meantime though, I should head downstairs and continue babysitting and watching Alvin and the Chipmunks for the hundredth time this weekend.

12 comments:

Michael Stone said...

Alvin & the Chipmunks, the horror!!

Milo James Fowler said...

Yours are always some of the best titles around, Cate -- only to be rivaled by Simon Kewin's.

Simon Kewin said...

No, no, your titles are much better! I love that one; it's a mini-poem in itself.

Deborah Walker said...

You're both great at titles, I alwya want to read the stories when I hear them. The Ghosts of Folding Time? Three Miraculous Homunculi? Awesome titles.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Names are so hard, I've spent half an hour or more trying to find them!

Danielle Ferries said...

Finding the right name for a character can be painful, but it's gold when you finally discover it.

Cate Gardner said...

I know, Mike. Trust me, I know.

Thanks, Milo.

No way, Simon. As Deborah said - Three Miraculous Homunculi

Thanks, Deborah

And so important, Natalie

True, Danielle

AnthonyJRapino said...

Your titles are some of the best around, Cate (as are the stories of course!). Seriously though, i don't know how you do it, but they are catchy, creepy, insane, and beautiful.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Tony.

Aaron Polson said...

I'm sure there is a market for story title services. Just sayin'

Cate Gardner said...

I wish.

Katey said...

It IS a beautiful name, both for a woman and a story. I have to go through several character names sometimes. If they're not quite formed yet, sometimes they change for the name, but more often it's a gamut... mini-gamut, anyhow, that wants run.