Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Title and the Blog... but not for the Blog. Blog.

I didn't have any plans to make a Blog post today.  Once a week, I told myself, would be all I would be able to manage.  I've never Blogged before, I figured it would be difficult; something I'd have to force.  Then it happened.  I was laying in my bed--Lying?  Laying?  Already I'm giving away my grammatical weaknesses!!  Anyway, so I was in bed trying to fall asleep, since it was well past my bed time (Yes, I have a bed time, I'm an old man who has to be at work by 6am), and I couldn't get it out of my head: what was I going to name my book?  The concept has always fallen under the name "Dream Quest."  There is another book series with a similar name, also a Porn and a Heavy Metal Band... so I figured I would be best off going with something else as the title, and then having it be Book 1 of the Dream Quest Series or Saga (a little too Twilighty for my taste) or whatever.  And this was a great idea, in my mind, until I was trying to sleep and couldn't stop wondering what I would actually title the book.

And what's worse...  I can't ask you guys (that's me making myself feel better, as though there are actually other people reading this) because you don't know anything about the book... but trust me when I say, there really isn't anything great to go with.  Now, this may be a bit absurd, but I've decided to title the second book "Golden Sun."  And that is actually a great title for it.  I came up with it while I was trying to think up titles for the first book, and decided it was horrible for the first one, but pretty perfect for number two.  Back to the topic at hand, though, what do you guys think about just using the title "Dream Quest" for the first book?  Sort of how the Hunger Games Series was started with The Hunger Games?  I would desperately appreciate comments you might want to leave giving your opinions on this subject.

I'd also like to touch on the Blog skin I'm using for a moment.  First off, I want to say that on my screen at work, it's Orange.  As an orange skin, I really like the skin.  Orange is a color I associate with Dream Quest.  I got on my laptop at home last night, and it was pink.  Do you guys see pink or orange?  I'm a dude, and I actually don't mind pink, but I really don't want to have a pink blog.  So if you guys see pink, by all means let me know.

I think that's about it.  I feel like my Blog posts are too short, but at the same time I don't want to overwhelm people with... well, with Me.  I love me some me, but I know I'm not a flavor for everyone's palate.  So as a final request, mention in any comment you might want to leave if you'd like less or more.  You can't hurt my feelings, so have at it.  Until next time...

Dream Big,


  1. I'm seeing it as orange but more of a... cantalope? orange than a tangerine orange.

    As to your title thoughts I think you've got it figured out. Dream Quest, Golden Sun (Book 2 of the Dream Quest Saga), etc. works. Funny you bring this up though. A bunch of us were just commenting to author Allison Pang who was having trouble with naming her second book in a series. Ultimately the publisher chooses the name but I think you've got a good idea going there myself. ;)

  2. It's blue now guys! Yip to the eeeee!

    @Rhianna, thanks for the perspective. I guess if I don't self-publish it will be out of my hands anyway. We shall have to see!