Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Monday...

And officially I am three weeks post-op.

I was feeling great last week and even attempted to sleep on the couch. I was so comfortable that I was out like a light. Two hours later, I woke up to my two youngest cats, Gir and Oona, chasing each other around the house.

Gir used me as her springboard. Right off my incision.

So I spent the better part of the day in pain, back to taking pain pills. I hate pain meds. They absolutely suck. But I did get some good sleep and am feeling better again.

Still isn't a whole lot I can do at the computer, even if it is a laptop. I still feel out of sorts and am adjusting, but I have been revising, I've been reading all your blogs, even if I don't always leave a comment.

I'm staying in the loop!

My goals this week are to get back to reading/reviewing. I have two books I am going to work through and post one review here and the other is for "My Chaotic Ramblings". (Which moved right before I had surgery, so I will link when I get the review up.)

Last week, I had a dilemma. I have a working title for my book, but because it is so long I am busting it up into a trilogy. While the title I had worked for the one, for the moment, it certainly did not work for all three. Each one will probably be at least 70,000 words. We'll see.

However, let me just state right here... I love my husband and my sister-in-law. They're great sounding boards. I spent the better part of a day wracking my brain trying to come up with new titles and within a half hour, the two of them helped me reach my goal.

Should have started with them to begin with.

I have Googled the titles and such and have not found anything like what I have come up with.

The trilogy title I've decided upon is "Shadow of the Rose Book One, Two and Three". (Of course) And then each book will be titled: "Adversarius", "Bellum" and "Veritas".

I'm a Latin freak. I want to learn the language. I chose those titles simply because they're the one word definition of what is happening in the books. Adversary ~ This is the beginning of it all. The discovery of who will be fighting. Bellum means War and that will be book two. Finally, Veritas (Truth) is the last, because some truths will be brought to light and all that fun stuff.

Am I happy with the title? Absolutely. Will they most likely get changed by whoever chooses to publish me? Probably, but I won't fight it. I will try to convince them to keep the titles, though. We'll see!

Hope you all had a great weekend and have a great week as well!


Cheri Chesley said...

Yay for recovering! Bad Gir!! Yay for sounding boards lol

Mel Chesley said...

Lol! Yeah... I had to cuddle Gir and not scold her, she doesn't quite get it. She is a cat after all.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those are cool!
And darn those cats.

Mel Chesley said...

Thanks Alex! Took a while to come up with those. And yes... my kitties... they're awfully sweet and cute when they're sleeping. But being litter sisters, they're all about chasing each other, damn the consequences of who they knock over. Or leap from. XD

Unknown said...

Great titles!

Titles are my least favorite thing to come up with. It's worse when someone asks me to come up with one for her book. I just can't do it. :P

Jamie Gibbs said...

Nice titles - anything in an archaic language both looks and sounds good with me :)