Thursday, April 14, 2005

Some Exciting News from the Realm of Deidre

Okay, for a couple of days now I’ve been too busy to come post, but I have a very exciting announcement: my first book has a title! It’s like being pregnant and learning whether you’re expecting a boy or a girl. Or having someone give you a home after you’ve wandered aimlessly for a while. It feels like my “baby”—this first book I am writing—is somehow more authentic now that it has a true identity!

I won’t keep you in suspense another moment longer. Book one of my new series will be titled, PARALLEL ATTRACTION. Since this is a story of alternate timelines and dual realities, I think this title is perfect. I’m also excited because the publisher went with my suggestion. As many of you know, I also work as an agent, and I can say that I wasn’t at all sure I’d come up with the title for my own book. Sometimes authors are able to do so, other times they are simply too close to the material. In this instance, after weeks of false starts, I took an early evening walk with my family, and perhaps that loosened up my creative self somewhat, I’m not sure. But there I sat, daylight fading, watching my daughters play in the sandbox even though they should have been inside taking baths. And this title simply popped into my head. Maybe because I’d been praying for a week that God would help me *find* a title! I’m a big believer in God’s creative genius, though sometimes I forget He likes to inspire writers too.

Anyway, I’m thrilled and excited, and this experience feels real now.

8 comments:

Gena Showalter said...

What a fabulous title! I LOVE it. Very mysterious and intriguing.

Anonymous said...

That’s beautiful news, congratulations Deidre !. I love it title. Maybe God, maybe Spring or maybe authoress’ talent, make magic things.
Ela

Olka said...

"Maybe God, maybe Spring or maybe authoress’ talent, make magic things"
Or it was your family who inspired you. Sometimes they help in ways we don't expect :) Excepting the inspiration I like the title very much. Good job Deidre!

Deidre Knight said...

Olka,
You are right about my family—and that was definitely what I was getting at. It was such a perfect, peaceful moment. At times like that, it’s as if my mind opens more fully. Spring in Georgia is always so sweet, especially in the late day, and I think everything conspired to help me find my creative way!
De

Hotori said...

I'm big polish fan of Deidre Knight stories, so I want to tell one, important thing (bye the way, it's not very original, I think so) -Congratulations and Good luck, Deidre !

we all believe in you !

Thea said...

Such a wonderful title! I'm glad you finally got one you loved, and I can't wait for its arrival next year.

Good luck! =)

Gabrielle said...

Have you checked out Julia Cameron's "The Sound of Paper"? She talks about walks freeing up the creativity and God's creative genius. Sounds like it could be right up your alley.

Malenstwo said...

That's an exciting title. I love Your stories and I believe that this book will achieve a great success. I think that Your Family is a big inspiration to You and was during Your writting. I'm impatiently waiting for publication in Poland.
Well done, that's it, keep going Deidre!