We knew from pretty early on that WRECKED would need a new title—although we think it’s great, it’s also already in use, and didn’t communicate everything we wanted to about our story.
So, the search was on for something that would convey a sense of our setting, the romance of the story, and just stand out as something beautiful and memorable.
Oh, how we brainstormed! Our editors and agents joined in, as did our critique partners, early readers and ever our families. Props go out here to the awesome team at Disney-Hyperion, who were really committed to making sure we were happy.
So finally, here we are! The new title for our book will be… (drumroll, etc!)
THESE BROKEN STARS
As one of our early readers said when I told her: “I can’t imagine now how it was ever called anything else.”
Meg and I have decided to celebrate with a competition! The winner has a choice of:
- A query critique from both of us (and though we say it ourselves, we write highly requested queries!) OR
- A first five pages critique from both of us OR
Here are the ways you can enter:
For two entries, add THESE BROKEN STARS on Goodreads (you earn two points if you’d already added it) and leave us a link to show you did so.
For one entry, comment on my blog and let me know your favourite book title, and why.
For one entry, comment on Meg’s blog and let her know your favourite science fiction book.
For one entry, tweet about the competition and leave us a link (once a day – you can use this text if you like: Come celebrate @amiekaufman and @meaganspooner’s new title, THESE BROKEN STARS, & win books or critiques! http://wp.me/p16S22-eH)
For two entries, blog or FB about the competition and leave us a link.
Total up your entries and leave the number in the comments (on just one of our blogs), and of course make sure we have a way to contact you! Good luck! The competition closes at 11:59PM EST on Monday 9th April 2012.