Monday, June 18, 2012

Worlds Colliding


I think I found the title of my book. My first book. The one I'm hopelessly slowly though nonetheless working on for BuNoWriMo.


Worlds Colliding

It's got a lot of personal meaning for me from an earlier portion in my life when I had to make the decision whether I was going to continue to play these parts, one person to each group of people, or I was going to come clean, become whole, become one, and let all my worlds collide and see who I really was. Still Am. I did it.  Not easy.  Especially not when it's your bridal shower...but I digress.

Of course it's not a new phrase, it's a stolen pop-culture phrase. You recognize it from Seinfeld. The guy who posted the exact clip I wanted won't let me imbed it, but here's the link:


It fits my book because Leah, who's a secret agent, not only operates, literally, on many worlds. It's sci-fi after all, but the whole secret agent thing is a bit more complicated than just being say an FBI agent. She's a secret agent infiltrating another agency...and everything is falling apart because the demons from her past are coming back to haunt her. Personal issues are clouding her judgment, causing her to behave in dangerous ways, and that all may just blow her cover, not to mention the conflicts that are building in the race to fill space with floating worlds...which in the wrong hands, could be on a collision course.

I've mentioned this before, but you might have missed the post. I wrote an unfinished, short story version of this in 2/11 so if you want to get a pre-view, you'll find where the story starts here.  There are five parts, links to the next one at the bottom of each.

So what do you think?  Would you read this book?  Do you have a title suggestion?  Did you have a nice Father's Day?  We spent it with my in-laws, and today I'm taking my Dad (and Mom) to lunch.

17 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like the title! Reminds me of a Powerman 5000 song.

JoJo said...

Love the title b/c it reminds me of the INXS song, "never tear us apart" which reminds me of when my boyfriend and I were enduring a long distance relationship. Yes I'd read the book! Didn't do anything for dad's day as mine has passed away.

Gwen Gardner said...

I love the title - it's very evocative. It's pulls you in from the start, before you even begin reading.

Brian Miller said...

i am def looking forward to your book...and nice title as well

Jan Morrison said...

I do like this title! It tells much but intrigues at the same time. I like the premise of your book too. Definitely! Get busy and write it my deario! Your audience awaits.

House Revivals said...

Yes! I will read it! Love the title! Love you!

Jenny said...

What a great title! Impressive.

Jo said...

The title would definitely attract my attention on a bookshelf even if I didn't know anything about it. Look forward to you finishing it.

loverofwords said...

The title is good, describes your book. And, of course I would read it.
We celebrated Father's Day at IKEA at their Midsommar Festival, good food and folk dancing as well, which everyone can join in. You would have loved it and recognized some of the dances, including a circle one about a Frog.

~Sia McKye~ said...

good title. I loved that episode of Seinfeld.

My Hubs and I had a quiet weekend. Which was very nice for a change.

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Jennifer Macfarlan said...

Your book sounds great, I will definitely read it. The title you picked sounds like it fits just right.

Nicole said...

After reading the description of your book, the title sounds very fitting. I can relate to the frustration of playing different parts for people. Eventually, we all must go "this is me, take it or leave it!" or else we'll just drive ourselves nuts and become miserable, unfulfilled, angry and disappointed, wondering "where did my life go?" you know?!

Cheers to your progress with the book :)

~Nicole
Blog: The Madlab Post
@MadlabPost on Twitter

Nick Wilford said...

It's a great title and I like your description too. Secret agents in space sounds pretty good to me. I don't have any other suggestions because I'm rubbish at titles! Best of luck with your forward progress.

Nick Wilford said...

Oops, forgot. I nominated you for the 7 x 7 Award! Details at my blog. :)

H said...

17% written. I'll be interested to read it when you reach 100% :)

klahanie said...

Hey Tina,
No, I haven't forgot about you! Hint, hint :)
When you are like a really famous author n'stuff, will you still on the very occasional occasion, grace my shy and humble site?
Once you are finished your book, let me know. I shall be first in line at the local bookshop to purchase it.
Seriously, keep smiling, Tina and stay positive.
In kindness, Gary

loverofwords said...

Great Title--can cover so many things. Can you write in summer when the kids are home?