S is for Sleepy
The soft sunlight shrinks over the western horizon.
Cool darkness approaches from the east.
My eyelids flicker closed, but I open them just as fast. I can’t afford to fall asleep right now. Not with the rest of them out there. Waiting for me.
Stars poke their heads out of the sheet of black in the sky. Watching me.
A few minutes couldn’t hurt.
I close my eyes, and let myself fall asleep.
I'm really tired today. I've stayed up too late for the past three nights, and it's really getting to me. I woke up at 10:30 this morning and I'm still exhausted!
Okay, and here's a song called Hello by Evanescence:
I think it sounds a little sleepy, don't you?
Okay, now onto some random stuff.
Lately, I've been having so much trouble finding a title for my MS. It's been called The Trials for quite a while now, but it's really only been a working title and nothing more. I've seen so many books with great titles. Titles that really fit the story, and titles that draw people in. And, The Trials just isn't working for me.
So, I got to thinking. How do authors come up with the name of their books?
Well, they call it what their book is about. Like, The Hunger Games.
That was one of the titles that really drew me in. When I saw that title in the bookstore, I had to know what it was about.
For me, it's pretty easy to understand why the title The Hunger Games was chosen for the book. a) Katniss is in The Hunger Games for the majority of the story. b) It makes people curious, like it did to me.
There was another one I read called So B. It by Sarah Weeks. It was about this girl who's mom had disabilities and she could only say a few words. Her mother called herself So B. It and the MC wanted to find out who her father was. I read it so long ago, I don't remember all the details, but the title made me unable to forget the basics of the story.
Unfortunately, all of this analyzing didn't do me much good. I still haven't found a good title, yet. It's been bugging me so much that I even dreamed about searching for a title last night. Not kidding.
So, how do you guys find a title for your MS? Do you have as much trouble as I do?
Have a Superb weekend!!
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