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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Open Minds, Closed Hearts, (What Comes Next?)

Help me name Mindjack#3!

Open Minds had its title before I knew the book was about mindreading - back when it was just a concept about a boy who was a touch empath (the name stayed, but everything else changed).

Closed Hearts acquired its title the nanosecond that I decided to write a trilogy.

But Mindjack#3? It took me about three nanoseconds to come up with the Working Title, but I wasn't sure it would fit. Once I outlined the rest of the trilogy, I knew Working Title would work, and I'm actually rather fond of Working Title now.

Here's where you come in.

Can you guess my Working Title for Mindjack#3?
If so, you could win a paperback copy of Closed Hearts!
Isn't it pretty?

There are THREE WAYS to win:

1) Guess the Working Title of Mindjack#3!
(If more than one person guesses correctly, I will randomly pick a winner from the correct guessers.)
2) Guess and get lucky: I will randomly pick a winner from ALL GUESSES!
(See? You get points just for trying!)
3) Enter a title so massively awesome that I like it BETTER than Working Title and decide to use your title instead (Mighty Mite's guess: Chopped Liver. I probably won't use it, but he gets high points for style.) If your title is awesome, but won't work for the story, you may win anyway. That's just how I roll.
(If I use your title, you will be given credit in the acknowledgements for Closed Hearts as well as Mindjack#3, in addition to receiving the signed copy.)
OPEN INTERNATIONALLY! 
(Because good ideas have no borders.)

RULES: 
1) DO NOT PUT YOUR GUESS IN THE COMMENTS! 
All guesses must be entered into the Rafflecopter Form (I don't want ya'll to peek at each other's guesses).
2) There are no other rules. 

Please FB or Tweet the contest, so we can get lots of good guesses. You can enter more than one guess, but don't spam the guesses (let's say a maximum of 10 guesses per person).

Ready ... Set ... Be Creative!
(Contest Open until Wed 5/9 at midnight EST; winners and TITLE announced Thursday 5/10)


a Rafflecopter giveaway


31 comments:

  1. Love this idea, Sue! I am in and will submit my first idea straight away!

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    1. I got up to see if the Rafflecopter was working properly, and you've already entered! Awesome! I can't wait to see everyone's guesses!! #sofun

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  2. Empty stomachs? You can see where my mind is today!

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    1. I was up at 3am so I feel like it's lunch time already!

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  3. I'll share this on Facebook when I get home. Can't do it through work.

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  4. How fun! Putting my thinking cap on!

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    1. Yay! My writer friends are so creative!

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  5. I only hope it's as cool as the other two, AND just as short. :-)

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  6. I already guessed at your next title a couple weeks ago, mulling over the pattern and trying to come up with something good. How cool to have a contest about it!

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    1. My crit partners have a leg up, having read Closed Hearts already! Hmm...

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  7. I don't suppose we could get a blurb on book 3...? *smiles sweetly*

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    1. As much as I would like to do that, I'm still drafting Mindjack#3 and I'm not sure how to blurb without being spoilery (or having it change!). Sorry!

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  8. Awesome idea for a contest! I just entered my guess. I need to download a copy of 'Closed Hearts' still, but I have a forever long must read list right now. :)

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    1. Hey Nickie! Nice to see you here! Thanks for stopping by. :) My TBR is huge, too!

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  9. My brain had a fart as I tried to come up with something. I just hope what I entered even makes sense lol!!!

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  10. Oh, I'm terrible with titles. My agent titled Touch of Death for me. LOL

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    1. Me too, generally. Either they come in a burst of lightning or I'm doomed. Go for a zany one! That way at least you're in the running for the random one!!

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  11. I put in a guess - which means I'll come up with something great in about 10 minutes... :)

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  12. Cool contest, Sue! I tweeted/fbed it. Fun, fun, fun!

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  13. I have serious cover love. Love, love, LOVE it. Can't wait to read what people have come up with :)

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  14. I visited your blog yesterday, but I ended up on a different post about cliches. My mind isn't cooperating today. I need to give the title some thought. I mentioned you on my blog today! I'll be back to add my guess for the contest! Very cool!

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  15. I thought I saw 'mind games' somewhere around one of your sites but it might have been for something else!

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  16. Such a great contest! You've definitely got my mind racing. :D

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