I saw this tonight on Publisher’s Marketplace:
Victor Gischler’s GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE, in which an ex-insurance salesman leads a small band of survivors through a post-apocalyptic American landscape in search of his ex-wife and a single cup of hot coffee and toward an epic battle to save a new world, to Zach Schisgal at Touchstone Fireside, in a very nice deal, for two books, by David Hale Smith at DHS Literary.
Claudia Burney’s THE EXORSISTAH, in which an African-American teenage girl discovers she has the ability to see demons, and decides to become an exorcist, to Brigitte Smith at Pocket, in a nice deal, by Chip MacGregor at MacGregor Literary.
Dude. Make this a lesson:
a) Fantastic titles
b) Fantastic concepts
Kristen Nelson tackled this same topic on her blog, and it’s true: It really is fun as an exercise to take the idea you’ve been working on and turn it into a one sentence jazzed-up concept. It’s inspirational, too. At least, it helps me get my juices going.
Marjorie Liu’s SOUL SONG, about an enslaved merman with the ability to steal souls, who discovers that the only woman who can free him—and prevent a disaster of unimaginable horror—is, in fact, his next victim.
Or something like that. I think I need to work on mine a little more.
The cats stole my eyeglasses. I’m blaming them, anyway, given that they’re always trying to make off with the things. Probably planning on conducting arcane experiments with the lenses and some mice. Except this time I really can’t find them, and it’s a bit of a pain. My computer screen is blurry.
And something outside in the woods just made a terrible sound. Definitely locking the windows tonight.