"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
--Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
I wish that were true with fiction. As you can tell by the title of my post, I'm torn between two names for my fantasy novel. Six or Labyrinth--Lab, for short. Both would work for this novel . . . wouldn't they?
I could just be displacement at work. I've started Lab/Six/Temporarily-Nameless novel again. I've been going back to my old novels, novels that I still believe in, and decided instead of trunking them, I'm going to dust off those old dreams and release them. . . .. but I'm still undecided whether or not to try the traditional publishing route with this novel or try a free-post/self-pub route. There are reasons for both routes (suppressing the urge to open FrontPage and whip out a table showing those differences in nice tidy rows and columns).....The point is, I got lotsa words, lotsa thoughts on both sides of the issue, but I'm not getting anywhere on what to do with the novel once I am done. When you don't know your destination, it is easy to get lost. It's even easier to give up before you really get started.
I hate getting lost.