February 20, 2006

About the title...

One of the things my agent wanted to tweak was the title, Following Austen, which I happen to love. Actually, what I really love is the subtitle: Notes on an Ordinary Life--because that's what this book is really about. Nothing happens and so much happens, all at the same time. It is sort of an anti-Frey memoir (for those who have been following the scandal with James Frey's Million Little Pieces) in that it's about the smallness of what happens. There's no point in attempting to create big drama because it's all about the quiet drama of everyday life.

Anyway, Beth thinks the title may be too impersonal. And she may be right. So, I've been playing around with other ideas, and came up with...

Me and Jane: One girl's journey following Jane Austen's life through England in search of love, adventure, and faith

I think the subtitle is far too long. Eeesh. Send along any thoughts you have.


Anonymous Miriam said...

ennk. keep working on it. a lot. I loved your original title and subtitle.

2/20/2006 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

From one of the readers who doesn't know you at all...

Two thumbs way down on the agent's title. I liked your original title much better. :)

Two thumbs up on the story!!

2/22/2006 02:49:00 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Thanks, guys -- really appreciate your feedback!

2/22/2006 10:36:00 AM  

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