The Title of my Next Novel

I’ve been working on my current project for a few months now. I started to write it back in 2011, but after publishing the Behind Glass series, I decided to completely re-write the story. I started in October 2015 and by December, I had finished the first draft. Over the holidays I had very little spare time and so it wasn’t until February this year that I started the editing process. I’m pleased to say that it is coming along nicely and I’m still hoping for a May release date.

I always had a name in mind for the story, and, as I’ve mentioned before, I even wrote the last word of Girl Beneath Stars as the title.

And we fall into the water, breathless.

In my mind, the book had always been called BREATHLESS, but after making changes to the story which altered the main plot, and looking at how many books already had that name, I began to doubt my choice. There appears to be well over 50 books by that title in the kindle store alone. Hardly a good choice.

So my next choice was JUST BREATHE, or simply BREATHE, inspired by Anna Nalick’s song which was playing on the radio when the idea for the novel first popped into my head. Once again, I went to the kindle store to see how many books already had that title. Again, there were lots.

I had to start thinking down a different track and there seemed to be one obvious choice derived from a theme running throughout the book. FOREVER BLUE. Although there are still novels out there by that title, there are not as many as my previous choices.

So there you have it. The title of my next book is Forever Blue.

Forever Blue title

The cover is already designed (the picture above shows a small snippet) and I am working on the trailer now. There is still some editing to do on the novel but I’m hoping to release it to my beta readers in the next few weeks.

While I was working on the cover, I decided to do an animated version. I can’t show it to you just yet, but here is the one I did for the Girl Beneath Stars cover with twinkling and shooting stars.


Abby Wilder lettering