It’s no secret that for the last couple of weeks, I haven’t felt happy with my writing. Something was missing, some key essence that would make my story POP! I couldn’t figure out what it was. I tried adding in a new story arc (disaster!), writing from different perspectives (don’t ask…) and generally spicing up my existing material. Nothing worked. I knew the story I wanted to tell but it kept becoming more and more complicated in my mind. I read on an agent’s website that you should explain your story in one sentence to hook someone. Mine needed two or three, so clearly something was wrong! I re-evaluated everything and decided that what I needed was a title change!
The title of the story, I am proud to announce is ….drumroll….Chasing Rainbows!
It might seem random, but to me it makes perfect sense. The more I got to know my characters, the more I saw that Jack and Evie are both dreamers. They both want to find the end of their rainbows i.e. the thing they’re destined for, but are chasing the wrong rainbows, so they’ll never find it! When I came up with the new title, I wondered how I hadn’t seen it before. It gives me a whole new concept to work with which will make my story better as a result.