Monday, June 18, 2007

stalled

It's strange how not having a camera has affected my blogging. Somehow without being able to post images has stalled my blogging.

But perhaps that is just an excuse. I have also stalled on my new novel (the one I talked about here); and it's not even because I don't know what to write. I actually have it all planned out and ready to go. My big hang up is the title; for some reason I can't seem to get out of the gate because of it. I am obsessed with trying to figure one out. That and the Chinese name of my main character. I'm not too happy with the one I have, especially as my Mom said, "That's not a good name. No one would ever name their girl that, it sounds like the word for vegetable."

Anyone have a lovely Chinese but not too intimidating to read name (the name Zhizhuang, for example, I think would cause kids to give up after paragraph one) they'd like to offer up?

Maybe I should make it a contest. The winner wins, um, the gift of me using it to name my character? Or maybe I'll let the winner choose the title, from a predetermined list. Hey, that might be win-win for all! It might just give me the jumpstart I need. What do you think?

3 comments:

Jen said...

Yes, yes--I love a contest! I also love brainstorming titles. Ready when you are.

tumbletell said...

picking names is hard. sometimes you can hunt them down, sometimes they have to arrive on their own.
i love browsing this site. here is their names used in china page:
http://www.behindthename.com/nmc/chi.php

good luck!
alissa

alvina said...

I have your camera!