We’re closing in on the end here, ready to go to paper edits on Lavender and Pink and then Vermillion once we get the last of it done, and I’m starting to think about taglines.
My favorite is from The Royal Tannebaums: “Family isn’t a word, it’s a sentence.” I love that for so many reasons, not the least of which is I’m obsessed about families in my writing. My favorite one for my books is one the publisher wouldn’t use. It was “Fast Women: They don’t break for anyone.” They said it was because people would think it was misspelled. I disagreed but they went with something else. They took “The Unfortunate Misfortunes: There’s magic in the night.” I liked that, simple and to the point while describing the book. And then there were “Tell Me Lies: You can go home again. You just can’t leave,” “Welcome to Temptation: Population 2,158. And falling,” and “Faking It: What’s reality ever done for you?”
And now we have this trilogy.
I have one for the first book from a long time ago, and it made Mollie laugh so I still like it: “Lavender’s Blue: Would it kill you to go home and see your mother?”
Then there’s Rest in Pink, a book about revision and seeing things new, about making commitments, about becoming part of a community again. Yeah, I’ve got nothing, but I’m thinking. I keep thinking something about revision/new vision, but it has to be pithy, short and simple.
And One in Vermillion, which is about taking back your life and building a community, about exorcising old demons and old boyfriends, about getting even and starting over. Again, pithy. Argh.
But then I remembered that a long time ago on this blog, Absolute Cherry gave us this one: “Agnes and the Hitman: Leave the gun, make the cannoli.” That’s pithy.
So anybody want to play? Short, descriptive, clever and makes you want to read the book. Yes, it’s hard, that’s why I’m giving you the opportunity to do it for us.
Or you can just use this as a general comment post. I know, that’s lazy, but I’m trying to finish this book . . .