I selfie with good reason, everyone. I HAVE A TITLE. I HAVE A TITLE. I HAVE A TITLE, HEY HEY HEY HEY. If you follow me over here on Twitter, or maybe you read last week's post over here, you know that it's taken me about 150 titles to finally reach this point of being an official book titler. (Yes, there's an award ceremony for this honor and yes, it comes with a plaque and trophy.)
And now I'm going to be terrible and make you wait until the very end to actually reveal the title, because you know, I have to give you a brief synopsis of the book. (I know you can just scroll to the bottom. But this is an honor system and you wouldn't want to break our code of friendship would you?) You may be semi-familiar with this book if you've read the first scene I posted here or the second scene I posted here. Note: these scenes are in no particular order and my apologies if this confuses the heck out of you.
UNOFFICIAL BOOK SYNOPSIS
Once upon a time… no scratch that. Let's start over.
In small town Louisiana, there used to be a Wendy who used to love a Simon who grew up and went away. And came back. And went away again. Now, ten years later, 24-year-old Wendy Lake hasn't changed much. She's living with her parents again, working full-time and going through the typical twenty-something college withdrawals. Until her best friend gets engaged. Suddenly, Simon ricochets back into Wendy's life and she's faced with questions she's been struggling to ignore. Do people ever really change? Do two people, who can never make it work, actually get it right? And most importantly, does she even want to?
This is a story about the nature of love and time and all of that crazy growing up that happens in between. It's about first love, the kind that shakes your soul. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll probably want to watch funny cat videos. Why? Well, just because they're awesome.
NOTE: This is not my first novel. I originally started writing a YA fantasy novel that's temporarily on the back burner, because this story just kind of snagged me. As I've said before, it's something I've meant to write for a longggg time, but never felt I could get it right. But now, IT'S HAPPENING. (I just double checked to make sure).
Ok? Have you had enough waiting? Do you want the title? DO YA? DO YA? DO YA?
AND THE TITLE IS...
"THESE ARE THE MOMENTS"
After much deliberation, this is the title that seemed to fit every aspect of the book. Moments of clarity. Defining moments. Moments of truth. This book is a collection of high points and low points, which I guess every book is in a way, but this one kind of thrives on those waves. It's a collection of those moments: the pretty kind to keep us warm at night, as well as the ugly ones we try to avoid all together.
SO YES. There you have it. A title for an almost book. What do you think?