Six Julys ago, I held a contest to name my recently completed novel. Readers from around the world sampled excerpts I’d posted online, suggested titles and voted for their favorites. Love Without Traffic won in a landslide victory. That following winter, I went to Florida to focus on editing and publishing the book, without distractions. Ha! Instead, I fell widely in love.
Five Julys ago, I began blogging about that real-life relationship, and the deep challenges I was facing in it. Readers began to associate the title Love Without Traffic with my personal story, since I blogged on the site I’d created to promote the novel. Unbeknownst to me at the time, that relationship would spark profound healing and transformation, and the popular blog would inspire my second book.
This year, I am preparing to bring both books into a world in need. Not only will these books provide entertainment and a distraction from the difficulties of these times, but even more importantly, they will help readers more masterfully meet these challenges. Both books offer inspiration, hope and easily implemented (but life changing!) healing and transformation techniques.
I’ve woven the very best practices and insights that have helped me and my clients transform our own lives. Anyone looking to release trauma, heal and improve relationships, including the one they share with themselves, will learn simple ways to do this.
Now I just have to decide which book to title Love Without Traffic, and what to name the other one!
Who better to help me decide this than my cherished readers? If you’d like to help me choose, you can read excerpts from each book, let me know which one you’d call Love Without Traffic and suggest a title for the other.
You can do so by messaging me at the Name My Novel Facebook page. Sometime this autumn, I will create voting polls with your suggestions. https://www.facebook.com/namemynovel.
Thanks for your incredibly helpful feedback!
Excerpt One from the novel: http://www.lovewithouttraffic.com/novel-excerpt-one/
Excerpt One from the memoir: http://www.lovewithouttraffic.com/hotline-call/
You can read more of the original blog posts that inspired the memoir by clicking next post on each one. Some are in the book and some aren’t, but you will get the gist.