Sunday, March 6, 2016

Green Smoothies and Naming Things

I've taken to drinking green smoothies most morning. Which means I add a handful of spinach to my usual morning fruit smoothie. Not exactly living on the edge. Did I mention it's green? And delicious? I can't help but wonder what's next? Making my own gluten free dairy free sugar free granola?

Seriously, if you have a beloved recipe for such a thing I'd love it if you shared.

I'm quite fond of my morning smoothies. They don't vary much. Ingredients: frozen banana, frozen mango, spinach apparently, almond butter, maple syrup, ground flax seed, and unsweetened almond milk.

I should give it a name. But I'm the absolute worst at naming things. Mainly characters, fictional towns, and every other thing that needs a made up name in a book.  Including the book titles

Basically, I subscribe to the concept of the universe providing. At some point (soon, I hope) the name of this current book is going to come to me. It's going to present itself and unicorns will dance and choirs will sing and it will be the best name of a book. Ever.


What's really gonna happen? I will sit down with a pen and paper and start free writing ideas. I will come up with pages of ideas. I'll keep these pages because they're going to help me with log lines, long and short blurbs, hashtags, etc. I will take the ideas I figure are the most likely candidates and I will present them to my writing group and get their take on things. Then I'll head back to the drawing board and start again. And then wait to see what my publisher thinks.

Interesting, or not so interesting, tip:  My two favourite resources for naming characters sports rosters and movie credits.

That's it for me today folks! Have a fantabulous Monday. What did you have for breakfast?


B.E. Sanderson said...

Ugh, naming books. And then you think you have the right title and it tanks. =o\

Good luck!

Karyn Good said...

Exactly! Also, Blogger is screwing with me today. But maybe that's just Monday. And me.

JB Lynn said...

I like spinach in smoothies because it doesn't really alter the taste.

I'm terrible at naming things/characters too. I've used the obits to find names, lol.

Karyn Good said...

The obits. Never thought of checking there! LOL