I just started the last book in the Jenny T. Partridge Dance Mystery series, and found myself unable to progress, mostly because I had not settled on a new title.
I don’t know why I am this way, but I have to have a good, strong title before I start a book or it simply goes absolutely nowhere. Now that does not mean that I always STICK with the title, and it especially does not mean that my EDITORS stick with the title, but still, I have to have it.
I wanted to name the third book Barre Fight but my editor was concerned that it was too obscure a ballet reference and that it might offend the cozy crowd. I tried to come up with something else, but really was having no luck. (Just in case you have no idea who I am, or what the first two titles are, they are TUTU DEADLY and TAPPED OUT, and are humorous cozy mysteries.)
So I put a call out to a loop I am on, the wonderful Chicklit list, and one of the list members came up with Pointe and Shoot. I LIKE IT!
So I suggested it to my editor, and she liked it, too. Of course, it’s not firmed up yet. So, I thought I would throw it out to the creative MSWers and regular commenters.
Any great ideas for the title of the third book?
Also, I am having a psycho dance mom kickoff contest on Jenny’s blog. Come on over, and tell me your craziest pyscho parent story (can be dance, soccer, football, baseball, karate… you name it. Just tell us the facts, ma’am.) and the winner will receive a free signed copy of TUTU DEADLY.