Title Reveal for Novel 3

As promised, I am revealing the title to my upcoming novel, fresh off of my decision on same late Friday night.

What I have been referring to for over a year merely as Novel 3 will now officially be called…

The Beacons I See

It is the story of a summer in the life of Vanessa, who, along with the other females in her family, and a few others around the world, can see promises made by one person to another. They are manifested on the spot where the promise was made, and appear to her kind as globes of soft, different colored of light. Vanessa refers to them as “beacons.” All except one of them, which she gives a special name, because of its unique properties.

That, however, is not what I’m talking about today.

I’ve been jotting down ideas for titles since at least the start of 2017. Only a handful struck me with any real music or power relevant to the story. I very nearly chose a different title, but at last minute I discovered that a number from a popular Broadway show, (that I have never seen) has the same title. I’d have been on safe legal ground, as one cannot trademark a title, as far as I know. Still, I didn’t want anyone to think of that show when they heard the title of my book, so I went with this one.

It was one of the last titles I came up with on the final short list, so perhaps that’s a good sign.

Major revisions are, as far as I can tell, complete. A few additional passes for proofreading and minor adjustments remain. Then I have to consider if I will be hiring someone to do the cover for the first time, or if I will try it myself. Then there is the whole new approach to promoting a book I need to undertake this time around. So it will be a busy few months, as I hope to release this one in June. (No firm date just yet.)

So there you have it. Title and super-broad plot synopsis. Keep checking back here or on Twitter for updates on this one, as always!

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3 Comments

  1. Laura W.

    I swear I am almost done with the beta read. 😦 I’m not sure how useful my comments will be to you considering your edits, but I hope they will be of some use as I think I’ve highlighted some major things re: your questions so far! I feel bad as I know I was supposed to get this to you by February, and it’s April.

    • I am sure you will still have plenty of useful comments. No major plot points or sequences have been changed, so you’ve still read the same novel…just with a bit more fat in regards to total words. Don’t stress it.

  2. Laura W.

    I swear I am almost done with the beta read. 😦 I’m not sure how useful my comments will be to you considering your edits, but I hope they will be of some use as I think I’ve highlighted some major things re: your questions so far! I feel bad as I know I was supposed to get this to you by February, and it’s April.

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