It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here.
This month I’m mostly insecure about finishing this project in time for the August 7 release date!
Question of the Month: What’s harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?
Oh, I’d say they’re equally difficult but not at the same time. I either have the title and the names become a challenge, or I have the characters and can’t think of a title. It never seems to be that both are easy or both are hard. I wonder why that is?
All right. I recently ran a poll on my Facebook page, but for those who didn’t see it, here is the summary. I’m trying to decide on the name of the Felidae Clan leader in Changers 2. This character is gender fluid, and I picture xem as Black + Asian. Not that culture really makes a difference in this world, but that’s just my mental image of what the character looks like.
In any case, the name needs to be unisex/gender neutral as well.
After the first round of voting, here are the current standings (in order of votes):
The names possibly lean masculine because I think this character is biologically masculine, or was at least born a biological male. But Narcisse in French is used for both girls and boys.
One person commented (okay, the person was my mother, but still) that “Kit” is maybe too obvious/on the nose. But it did receive many votes, so I think it must be popular.
So here’s your chance to give me some input! Which of these names do you like most? Or if you have other suggestions, I’m open to hearing them. Let me know in the comments!
Today Brynnde and I are over at Fabulous and Brunette, where I have a guest post about writing under a gender-neutral name. And you can continue to enter to win that $15 gift card (Rafflecopter goes through June 5).
So I’m finally going to try Instagram. But because my name was taken*, I’m using Peter’s name for the account. Yes, that’s right, one of my fictional characters has an Instagram account. It will probably consist largely of photos from my gardens because I am in love with all my flowers. I think Peter would approve.
*I mean various forms of “M Pepper” were taken. I didn’t try “Langlinais” because no one can ever spell it. In any case, if you do want to follow me (us?) on Instagram, the button is on the sidebar.