Monday, June 30, 2008
Put Your Thinking Caps On!
Well, I think my She Speaks hangover is gone. I took the week off from most writing to give my brain a break. But, that doesn't mean that I'm brimming with great ideas!
As a matter of fact, I'm posting today to get your help. I'm going to copycat Lysa Terkeurst, when she asked her blog readers to help her think of a title for her current book-in-progress.
That's what the potentially interested publisher wants to see: a knockout title. So, I'll tell you a little about my book, and you guys share your ideas with me!
As a little incentive, I'll even throw in a prize to a random winner (unless you give me THE PERFECT TITLE and then you'll win!)
In keeping with the whole book theme, how about a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble?
Here's my book in a nutshell:
This book is designed for a daughter-in-law to read. It will give her a biblical basis (largely from Proverbs) for determining the expectations her mother-in-law may have of her. So, it will also reveal some expectations that are not biblical. It will contain personal stories to support the points, some questions to help out the process, and practical tips for meeting those expectations. The main chapters will essentially lay out a "mother-in-law wish list" and how we can become the "dream daughter-in-law." Ultimately, the goal is to have readers of this book learn how to improve the relationship they have with their own mothers-in-law.
The trick here is that most of my possible titles so far have had "mother-in-law" in the title. That can be confusing, because it isn't for a mother-in-law. It's for the daughter-in-law to read.
Someone suggested "Smother-in-law" to me. While catchy, I think it has a negative feel to it. This isn't mother-in-law bashing. I want to be different and try to portray the mother-in-law in a more positive light. I really want it to have a helpful, coffee-with-your-girlfriend type feel.
So that's it. Let's go for a short attention grabber. Just leave your ideas in the comments, or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll announce the gift card winner later this week!!