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The Title

Hello Everyone,
I hope you are doing well.  Things are good here in my neck of the woods. Sorry it's been so long since my last post, but I've been preparing my manuscript for a writing contest.  Not only do I have to ensure the piece is polished until it shines, I also have to write a synopsis and include a title with the submission. 

I completed everything but the latter.  The plot changed in my second draft, making the working title, "The Thirteenth Baktun," obsolete. As I'm sure many of you know, creating a title that summarizes the entire novel is not easy.  I came up with a few ideas and ran them by my husband last night.  He immediately shot them down.  Either the titles didn't summarize the story, or they were overly dramatic.  I have a week to come up with something fitting, but am drawing a blank. 

Out of desperation I conducted a bit of research on the subject.  Although there are several interesting articles about creating a title, one of the mo…