Monday, December 8, 2008

New Year, New Goals, New Names

Tip of the Day: Thank you everyone who participated in our giveaway last week. If you won, remember to e-mail us your contact information at author2author dot blog at gmail dot com so we can get those books out in the mail to you!

This week at A2A, we continue with our one-year anniversary celebrations. We like to celebrate as long as possible. (My Christmas tree will probably stay up until mid-January.)

When we first started blogging, we each picked out a "Miss" name that encapsulated how we felt about our place in our writing careers. Deena had just gotten an agent, Lisa was launching her first novel ... we picked our names based on what was uppermost in our minds. But a year can bring a lot of change, especially to women who work as hard as my blog partners. Our Miss names don't seem to apply anymore. It's time for new names!

Currently, I sign my blog post "Miss Apprentice Writer" and I definitely still feel like an apprentice. Do you ever stop learning to write? But I have a lot on my mind, writing wise, and I think I want a name that will help me step up to the challenges of 2009. Can you help me pick one out?

Here are some suggestions we brainstormed:

Miss Optimistic Writer. This was one of my choices because I could use some optimism and maybe this will be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Miss Ready to Revise. That's most of what I'll be doing this year: revising. A lot.

Miss Revision Goddess. I'm leaning towards this one because I want to be a revision goddess!
Miss Draft 'til You Drop. That seems to cover new works and revisions. It makes me sound like a go getter, I think.

Miss Perfecting My Prose. Doesn't that sound so sophisticated? Should I be sophisticated this year? Another variation is Miss Perfecting the Pages.

Miss Creative Crafting. It would be nice to have the word "creative" in my title to help me keep that as a top priority.

Did you ever notice that writers are supposed to be good at titles but most of us think we suck at it? I'm in the "I stink at titles" camp. So please let me know which name you like best in the comments. Thanks!

-- Kate, Miss ???


Emily Marshall said...

I think I like Miss Perfecting my Prose. It has a nice ring to it. And you are all sophisticated Kate. So the new year shouldn't be an exception.

Kristina Springer said...

I like Miss Perfecting my Prose too. But I also like Miss Draft till I Drop (adding that one onto the list!).

Kate Fall said...

I edited my post to add "Miss Draft till I Drop". I like that one too!

DeenaML said...

Ditto what Tina said -- I like those two, too!

Anonymous said...

Miss Perfecting My Prose is my favourite, too.

Lisa Schroeder said...

I have to say I like Perfecting my Prose too.

But I'll be curious to see which one YOU like the best. :)