Tuesday, 8 May 2012

WIP's got a title!

Wow, it feels seriously weird posting something that isn't related to A-Z or a bloghop! I don't know what to do now I don't have any guidance! :p

I'd just like to say, on behalf of Clare and myself, thanks for all the comments on our "dusted off" project! We have spent countless hours talking about it recently, and it will definitely be something we return to, in between our other books, edits etc.

During the A-Z challenge, I finished my WIP, and it is with my CPs right now *wibbles*. I am excited and terrified because this is the first time I've been ready for a real critique, so I'm waiting with very mixed emotions!

To celebrate my achievement of finishing, my friend bought me a super cool present!


Yup, it's a genuine Hermione Granger wand! Sorry the picture quality is rubbish, I took it on my phone, but that doesn't take away from the awesomeness of having my own wand! I've ALWAYS wanted one. If I was offered a HP wand for finishing every MS, I'd probably get a lot more work done lol!

Finally, to the most important piece of news! Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that I've been struggling with a title for my soccer WIP. Well, thanks to all of your suggestions, I played around with the words you threw at me, and I finally settled on .... "Game On." I think it works on several levels and of all the ideas I had, that was the one that stuck! Of course, if you all think it's rubbish, please tell me now before I get my front cover sorted lol!


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  1. Great idea for a title! From what I read in your diary entries, it works well :)

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  2. Great title. I'm glad you've found one you like!

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    1. Me too, it was really hard work lol!

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  3. I think the title sounds great, and as soon as you said it I could picture the publication announcements! hehe

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    1. Hee hee! Glad you like the title! :D

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  4. Cool title. They are so hard. Sometimes they click for me right away and sometimes I totally struggle.

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    1. I struggled a LOT with this one lol!

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  5. Yay, awesome! Sounds like a great title! And that wand is seriously cool.

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  6. Ooh, great title! I love it!

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  7. Great title! And well done for getting the WIP done -the end of the first draft is always a great moment, I find ;)

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  8. I love the title! Sounds perfect for a soccer book :-) As for the wand, I hope you enjoy it... we got Noble Collection ones and they were really heavy (they have steel rods inside). When my Father-in-law saw them he decided to make us our own! He's a carpenter, so he always has lots of extra wood. We sold a ton of wands at the movie releases... it was fun :-)

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    1. Ha, awesome! My wand is heavy, surprisingly so!

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  9. Oh my gosh! I've got Hermione's wand too!!!! It was an anniversary present one year. My hubby loves me that much :D

    And I love the title and I can picture the font and everything with a soccer ball as the O. :D

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    1. Awesome! We should get together and duel! :D

      That's a cool idea, actually! I have another in mind, but that will make an excellent back-up plan!

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  10. Oh my gosh, it's a perfect title, I love it! Best of luck with your new wand, and all of your critiques Kyra.

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  11. I like it! It has great energy. :) I'm looking forward to seeing your cover!

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    1. Thanks! I am hoping I will have something to show you really soon - I can't wait!!

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  12. awesome title and super cool gift!

    yay, kyra!

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  13. Nice choice! I think it's a great fit! Yay for the collective genius of the blogging world!

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  14. From what I've read about your wip, it's a perfect title!

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    1. Thanks! It fits really well, I'm very happy with it! :D

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  15. There's an award for you on my blog :)

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  16. Oh wow a Hermonie wand AWESOME!!!
    Game On sounds like a fabulous title. Go Girl!

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  17. Oyh, wicked wand! That's a great congruatulations!!! And I like your title! Good mix of theme fit and provocative!

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    1. YAY, that's what I was aiming for with the title, I'm glad it works!

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  18. Congratulations and awesome wand! Good friend, too.

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  19. Brilliant! The title TOTALLY fits. I'm excited for you, Kyra! ;)

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    1. Yay! Happy to hear you like it! :D

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    1. Thanks! I can't believe something so simple took so long to think of!

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  21. First off - AWESOMENESS on the wand! *drooled*
    And I'm excited about the title. Sounds perfect. Also, hope your CP's crank out that MS for you so you don't have to wait forever.

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    1. Lol, even a day seems like forever at the moment! but it's okay, I know they are both very busy ladies - I will just use the time to catch up on the stuff I've been neglecting!

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  22. Now use that wand to cast a spell on the publishing world and sell billions of books.

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    1. Haha, don't think I didn't consider it! ;)

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  23. I like the title for the WIP. Game On sounds perfect for the story. Also, that's a pretty sweet wand.

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  24. Congrats on finishing the wip. Good luck on the feedback. I love getting feedback because it always makes it so much better. Also, the wand is awesome.

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    1. Thanks! I am looking forward to getting feedback - but it's making me nervous too lol!

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  25. Fun title, and I love the wand!

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  26. I really like that title. I was at Harry Potter World in Orlando and watched the wand choosing ceremony :) So cool! I'm so jealous you have a wand!!

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    1. Ahh, I can't wait to go to Harry Potter world! :D I hope I can afford it soon!

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  27. I know how you feel without the A-Z and bloghops. I'm not sure what to post any more! LOL

    Oh, that wand is awesome. What a fantastic present.

    And yay for getting a titled sorted. I LOVE it. Perfect for the story.

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  28. "Game On" sounds great (from someone who grew up with football (AKA soccer :)

    PS... thanks for your comments re. Leigh...she is Da Bomb... but wow, you are up early :)

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    1. Yay for calling it football, not soccer! ;)

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  29. That's a great title! It's fitting. And that's such a cool wand. I have a wand a fellow Harry Potter fan friend carved for me himself.

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    1. Wow, that's really cool! My friend also had a wand made for her, it was awesome!

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  30. I like that title. And congrats on finishing your WIP. So cool. My kids use my husbands drum sticks as wands.

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    1. Well, drumsticks work as well as anything! :D

      Glad you like the title!

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  31. Not going with "Thigh Trap"? ;) I like Game On, I could totally hear some of your characters saying that. Congrats on finishing it and sending it off to your cp's!

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    1. Lmao, Thigh Trap was my favourite suggestion! ;)

      Thanks, Hope!

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  32. OOOOH I want that wand!!! I didn't know you could get actual wands. I definitely need one.

    I like Game On. It sounds like a perfect title for a soccer book.

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    1. Thanks!

      Yup, I think you can pretty much get anyone's wand from the books!

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  33. Oh, I'm jealous! Love the wand. If I could, I'm thinking a visit with Haggert would be a cool reward.

    Game On, I like it. :-)

    Crits. They're hard to wait for. I hate the red ink, although we always need constructive crits to be better. First the reading of the crits, applying scotch, then employing them--at first so overwhelming. Then you get into the stride and move right along.

    Congrats on finishing the wip.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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    1. I am literally bouncing with nervousness over my crits at the moment!

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  35. OOPS! Let's try this again.

    LOVE the title!

    CP's are lifesavers. I don't know what I'd do without mine. :D There. That's better. LOL

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    1. Lol, glad you like the title!

      Yes, CPs are wonderful!

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  36. Hi Kyra! Game On is a great choice. What a relief to decide on a title, huh?

    Thanks so much for reading my short story Swim Recruit! I really appreciate it. ;)

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    1. Yes, it's a HUGE relief! :D

      You're welcome, I enjoyed it!

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  37. NO WAY! Oh my gosh, where did she get that wand? You know I'm going to go google it right now to find out where to get one, right?! That's the coolest present EVER!!!

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  38. That wand is awesome! I think I would work faster too for a wand. Of course, it would be even cooler if it really worked. ;)

    That's awesome about your WiP title. I like it. :)

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    1. Lol, yes! I wonder if I can cast spells to get people to buy my book! ;)

      Thanks Cherie!

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  39. That is like the perfect kind of reward for writing goals. Something that inspires the imagination!

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  40. That is an amazing super cool present! Congratulations!

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  41. I think the title is as awesome as your cool new wand!

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  42. "Game On" is perfect, Kyra! :) I'm sure you won't need to use your wand to work your magic on your CPs!

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