Sunday, October 12, 2008

A name and a title!

I just signed up my blog at Technorati. Well, why not? All the kids are doing it.

I've got a name for my main character and a title for the book! The first is Analefa (Ana for short), the latter is The Taste of Magic. I kept Carafel as the name of the city Ana lives in (although I tacked another L to the end). I'm still not done fussing over names, though, since I've decided Byron is a stupid name and anyway that character is going to die at the end of chapter two, which means the real bad guy still needs a name. Vincent's name stands, though. It's perfect for him. I even gave him a good last name, Ondarr. I think I made that up, but if I unwittingly swiped it from someone else's book, please let me know.

I went to Borders today and tried to find something new to read (because my to be read stack isn't quite to the ceiling yet). The selection sucked, though--just the same old names over and over, and nothing that looked even remotely interesting. No wonder bookstores aren't doing too well right now. There's no variety.


Cate Gardner said...

Oh you are so far ahead of me. I'm starting to panic I won't have my ideas in order before November 1st and as for naming characters - give me a break!!!

Book stores suck sometimes, don't they?

K.C. Shaw said...

I still don't have the outline done for my nano book, though. I'm starting to worry that I don't have enough plot in my idea to carry me even 50,000 words, much less a full length book. But hey, we both have almost three weeks left to plan! (thank goodness)

Carrie Harris said...

Taste of Magic is a good title! I like.

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks! I was really happy when I thought of it, and it's perfect for the story too.