Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy for that monkey on my back

I'm 6,600 words into the untitled monkey book. I'm having a blast with it, to the point that I wonder if maybe this is actually the kind of book I should be writing. We'll see how it goes.

I'm only going to have two days off in the next 17 days, which makes me want to quit my job, sell everything I own, and take off for parts unknown with only a pack on my back and a monkey by my side. Maybe that's why this monkey book is so appealing to me right now.

I need a working title for the monkey book. I keep playing around with it, from How Christopher Kaplan Learned to Lie, which doesn't mention monkeys (and I think the title should mention monkeys) to The Laser-Powered Monkey, which sounds like he's mechanical. I'm hopeless at titles.

10 comments:

abrokenlaptop.com said...

Two days off in the next seventeen?! Holy snap! Hold up; I'll help you pack that bag and I'll join you on your monkey adventure.

Your new book makes me smile. I can't wait to read it one day. :)

-Mercedes

K.C. Shaw said...

Monkey adventure! Are there any two words in the English language more exciting? You're certainly welcome to come along!

Danielle Ferries said...

I love How Christopher Kaplan Learned to Lie. I can't wait to see how this shapes up.

K.C. Shaw said...

Maybe I could name it How Christopher Kaplan Learned to Lie, and Also a Monkey. It might be a bit wordy.

Cate Gardner said...

'How Christopher Kaplan Learned to Lie' is a perfect MG title. Just perfect.

For someone who claims to be pants at titling stories, you do some to come up with some fabulous ones.

K.C. Shaw said...

I have the vague idea that I may have stolen that one from somewhere, actually. It just sounds too good. I can't possibly have made it up.

Aaron Polson said...

Hopeless at titles? How Christopher Kaplan Learned to Lie is perfect. Perfect.

The monkey can be a surprise, like a cream filling or present in the mail. Everybody wins.

K.C. Shaw said...

Gosh! I guess I've got a title, if everyone likes it that much. And Chris is doing an awful lot of lying to keep the monkey from being captured by the sinister scientist.

Natalie L. Sin said...

"Poop Flingin': A Monkey's Story"

K.C. Shaw said...

That's the sequel. :)