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.