I am working my way through my 60% rewrite of light, but I am also giving the title an over haul.
So rewrite update:
I’ve written 7K of new material and transferred w/ revisions 2K from Light v1 into Light v2 for a total of ~11K words thus far. Not so bad for taking almost—almost—a whole week off for vacation last week.
Oh, yes Arizona was nice, sunny and hot, but the weather practically killed my writing flow. Just sayin. Rainy Washington suites my creativity much, much better.
On to titles:
In Light v2, Jax personal nemesis is his addiction to cocaine. It’s the thing that kicks him when he’s winning but (for reasons unnamed here) he must keep doing it. Without it, accomplishing his goals would be impossible. Tease. Tease.
The title of the book was always meant to be the name of the particular blend of coke Jax uses. In Light, not all coke is created equal. Tease. Sorry, I’ll stop teasing you with tidbits.
Now, I’ve done research on the names people give illegal substances and, for the most part, they are highly suggestive and very indicative of the high one will experience when using them.
Cocaine names are a little different. There are quite a few slang terms that are Female and hardly any that are Male.
You can imagine the convos with friends this brought up. I will spare you the funny, or you can follow me on twitter where I totally tweeted the funny.
Some of the titles I threw around follow and ultimately decided against are:
Those are catchy, and they all have a slang name of cocaine in them. Some have pink, the color of the coke in Light. And there’s Blow Me, the drug as named by the dealer in the book. They all are indicative of the ‘reason’ Jax has to keep doing them, of the high, but I don’t think they are ‘street drug’ worthy, if that makes sense.
So the new title which shall remain so until, well, an agent gets their hands on the manuscript and wants it changed is…
And I’ve signed this in blood…
I think we need drums…
Tell me what ya think. Like it? Hate it? Too girly for a male pov dark urban fantasy book?
Really, be honest, you won’t hurt anyone’s feelings.
Happy Reading. Happier Writing.