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Re: Awake
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2004, 09:38:59 AM »
sure, if it had King or Koontz ont he cover, it'd sell there. But it's from Covenant. It's going to be in Seagull book and Tape and "This Is the Place" bookstores. In that context, "Awake" resonates the pseudo-sociology I mentioned.

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Re: Awake
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2004, 11:23:10 AM »
Well I'm notoriously bad at naming things, and the truth is that I've never looked at Awake as anything more than a temporary title anyway.

The problem is that this is a cross-genre kind of book: half comedy and half action/adventure terrorism kind of thing.  It makes naming it difficult.

Still, I'm pleased with the reception you're giving Wake Me When It's Over.  At first I hated it, but it's growing on me.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2004, 11:42:54 AM »
Chiming in: I like Wake me When It's Over, too.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2004, 01:56:45 PM »
I expect you to work in Ninja Monkies, Cthulhu or Ginger Roberts, ca 1936 into one of your book titles.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2004, 02:13:13 PM »
Yeah, write one about Ginger Rogers teaming up with the Ninja Monkeys to summon Cthulu.

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Re: Awake
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2004, 04:22:53 PM »
Or you could try, "Lie Me Down Before We Begin." You know, be the advocate to your editor or whoever first proposed "Wake Me When It's Over."

Or try, "I'm Home But Forgot the Sink," "Let's Try for Tuesday," or (my favorite because I just made it up) "Back to My Original Thought."

Of course, that's me being silly. But then again so is your comedy/action/adventure book. And anyone else realize I started each paragraph with an O. How a'dvant.

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Re: Awake
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2004, 04:33:22 PM »
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Or you could try, "Lie Me Down Before We Begin."


That really does sound like a pr0n novel.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2004, 05:32:26 PM »
I like Wake Me When It's Over. Conspiracy Fact is also good. What don't the publishers like about that one?
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Re: Awake
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2004, 07:02:46 PM »
"Wake me when it's over" isn't perfect for the tone you explained above, but it's a better title than "Awake," I think.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2004, 07:48:17 PM »
how 'bout "When will this be over?"
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Re: Awake
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2004, 11:49:47 PM »
That sounds like you're implying a boring read.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2004, 03:18:45 PM »
Sad news: they tried to rebudget, but it wouldn't get through committee.  So, I'm still abridged on the audio.  I hate that.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2004, 03:20:15 PM »
Hey, I don't even get audio versions, so count your blessings.
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Re: Awake
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2004, 01:19:31 AM »
Brandon, do you retain audio rights?
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Re: Awake
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2004, 02:25:39 AM »
Yes.  However, we retained them simply because we felt like it.  There's little chance of a novel like mine doing an audio version.
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