Dear Hive Mind,
my encouraging news today is that I might be surfacing from the ME relapse that followed inevitably after two weeks of unbearable pain. Might be, although I know enough to never take anything health-related as a guarantee. But the happy thing is that since the middle of last night I’ve been considering titles for my WIP.
Have four contenders and decided to ask for your thoughts.
It’s a literary novel involving two ageing and estranged sisters, professors of ancient history at rival universities, and the long ago lover of one of them who may or may not be the goddess Aphrodite. Its theme – well, one of its themes – is reconciliation.
What I’ve been doing since the middle of last night is reading Sappho’s poems and lifting from them some phrases that I think might make interesting titles. Have whittled them down to four:
Awed By Her Splendour
You May Forget But
Where The Grove Is
I’ve played with them for too many hours now and don’t know if they’re intriguing or not. What do you think? Any of them jump out at you? Anything else you think might work better?