It’s 2012. Has been for nearly a day now.
I seem to be in a somewhat deadpan mood, so bear with me. I’m not unhappy, just a little worn out. Too many late nights, spending time with great people and celebrating big deals and eating a lot more sugar than is normal for my body. So. Indulge my short sentences and limited punctuation, if you please.
Perhaps you caught this article in Writer’s Digest suggesting 12 writing exercises coinciding with the 12 days of Christmas. I don’t know about you, but Christmastime is lucky to get an email from me, let alone gratuitous writing. Plus I didn’t see the article until last week.
So let’s start off the new year with some flexing of the writerly apparatus, shall we? Here we go:
Write 10 potential book titles of books you’d like to write.
Wow. 10 potential book titles. It doesn’t help me that titles are often pretty obscure references to the subject matter. I’m going to have to let my imagination do a dance on this one.
1. A Collection of Short Stories Having to do with Spies
2. Jack and the Magic Coffee Beans (I love fairy tales, and often play with twisting around some of the key concepts for major plot changes… in this instance Jack’s giant is on the hunt for a triple venti latte, no foam)
3. Ghost Hunter (Pac Man brought to life, eating his way through a foresty maze)
4. Proverbs 3 Principles for Success
5. An Encyclopedia of Chocolate Customs and Creations Around the World (heavily researched, of course)
6. Ms. Magnifique’s Summer Camp for Young Ladies of Consequence (A novelization of my last script)
7. I Ran Away From Home And No One Noticed Until Christmas
8. Nine Ladies Dancing: Diaries of the Ruminostian Ballet (fiction)
9. Disciplines of an Angry Gnat
10. Where Are You Going? A Universal Comparison of Places, and What I Thought They’d Be Like Before I Got There
Wow, that was so much harder than I thought it would be. Not totally sure I would actually want to write each of these books, but at least most of them. The others are books I’d like to read. Or at least pull off the shelf and flip through.
To whomever is reading: What about you? Any book titles rolling around your brain?