Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lab or Six

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet." 
--Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

I wish that were true with fiction.  As you can tell by the title of my post, I'm torn between two names for my fantasy novel.  Six or Labyrinth--Lab, for short.  Both would work for this novel . . . wouldn't they?

I could just be displacement at work.  I've started Lab/Six/Temporarily-Nameless novel again.  I've been going back to my old novels, novels that I still believe in, and decided instead of trunking them, I'm going to dust off those old dreams and release them.  . . .. but I'm still undecided whether or not to try the traditional publishing route with this novel or try a free-post/self-pub route.  There are reasons for both routes (suppressing the urge to open FrontPage and whip out a table showing those differences in nice tidy rows and columns).....The point is, I got lotsa words, lotsa thoughts on both sides of the issue, but I'm not getting anywhere on what to do with the novel once I am done.  When you don't know your destination, it is easy to get lost.  It's even easier to give up before you really get started.

I hate getting lost.


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