Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Great Dilemna.

I'm having a bit of a hard time this evening. I am nearly finished with my bebo story but I'm stuck on the title. For obvious reasons, I can't ask for help until after the judging is complete, but I have to have a title before then! I would hate to disqualify myself because a judge came across my post and recognized my entry, though.
It is very rare for me to have a problem choosing a title for a story. It either comes to me right away or it doesn't. I don't think I've ever experienced a case such as this, where I have two beautiful titles for the same piece. Both are amazing for very different reasons. There are two themes that intertwine throughout the story, neither of them is stronger, neither is more or less important than the other.
I've mentioned in an earlier post that some might find the story to be a bit sad. I set out in the beginning determined to avoid allowing it to turn into a dark story like "Intuition" was. I started with a single image in my mind and from that a beautiful story blossomed and took on a life of its own. I look forward to posting it for you guys. It may not win the writing competition, but it's a story that I feel I can be proud of. If you've read my writing and find it suits your taste then I would wager that you will likely be equally fond of what I've written in this story.
Once I get it typed up tomorrow and have it on the screen, rather than the notebook, I may be in a better position to decide on the title. As for now, I will just have to mull it over and hope something comes to me that will help in making the decision.

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Haley H said...

Did waiting a day work? Did you decide on a title?

Unknown said...

I think I chose the right one, but it was a hard decision. I am really looking forward to sharing this story once the Bebo Author contest is over.