Bau: Let me Know When It’s Over

My Doggy Mom is still working on her book. Because she wants to change the title I am forced to endure hours lying next to her as she keeps searching for a suitable one. It’s enough to put a dog to sleep. I wonder if she spent that much time searching for my name.

Doggy Mom: Well, in fact, it was easier. You are of French origin and I wanted you to have a literary name.

Bau: As if I can read French!

Doggy Mom: I thought of Hugo, as in Victor Hugo, but I didn’t think that my daughter’s friend, Hugo, would appreciate me naming you after him.

Bau: He should have been honored.

Doggy Mom: So, anyway there was Baudelaire but that was too long. So I shortened it to Bau. Here in Montreal where almost everyone speaks French, when they ask what your name is, they think I mean Beau, which means handsome.

Bau: Oh, I quite like that!

Doggy Mom: Fits you perfectly. Anyway back to my book title.

Bau: Oh yeah (Yawn, Yawn). What was wrong with The Set Up? Lots of books have that title.

Doggy Mom: That’s the problem. I don’t want my book to get lost in the slush pile.

Bau: If that’s the case, you should have checked before wasting my time.

Doggy Mom: You’re right. Learn from my mistakes. Also the title gives the story plot away.

Bau: What about the cover?

Doggy Mom: Finally, I found what I was looking for. Now, I’m just waiting for the graphic designer to get back to me. Could be a few weeks. Of course there’s going to be the extra headache of formatting my book to fit Amazon standards.

Bau: Oh, boy! I think I’m going to go for a nap. Wake me when it’s over.

50 thoughts on “Bau: Let me Know When It’s Over

  1. It really can be hard to choose the right title! It has to be attention-getting, but not too gimmicky. And it should reflect something about the book. It’s a tough task, Bau. Please be patient…

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  2. Oh Bau…I feel your pain. When I need to title my current book, I have to send in 10 -15 suggestions to my editor. If they don’t like any of those, typically the marketing department steps in with their suggestion. Hang in their, Bau! xo

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  3. Bau, I can’t imagine any other name for you! Your author mom will feel the same when just the right title for the book reveals itself! Fantastic fun post!

    Great news about the cover being all sorted and look forward to the seeing this … and the title of the latest book! xx

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    • Thanks, Annika, for your encouragement. Like Bau, I will be happy when this process is over and my novel is out there.
      There are so many steps to take. Right now I’m working on the interior of my book ie. formatting, title page, etc. so that it corresponds to Kindle paperback criteria. I’ve always used covers from Kindle before and so it was easy. They did all the technical stuff but because I couldn’t find a photo I liked from their collection I outsourced for a cover (as you know) and now I have to do the interior. I’m just hoping it won’t be much different from the last times I did it.
      Have a super wonderful week. πŸ™‚

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  4. Bau, I hope you feel better after learning how you got your name, you handsome dog you πŸ™‚ Please have patience with Mom. Coming up with a title is harder than writing a book, although I do like the sound of “Just Before Sunrise.” Let her know for me, okay?

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  5. Good luck with the title Carol. My titles always jumped right out at me, except for my new book (which is just collecting dust at the moment), I struggled with it and now the cover too. It happens. It will come for us when it’s ready. πŸ™‚ xx

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  6. Thank you for sharing a part of your world and lovely conversation with Bau!.. I would probably use the word “Buddy” for a title…. πŸ™‚

    Until we meet again..
    May your day be touched
    by a bit of Irish luck,
    Brightened by a song
    in your heart,
    And warmed by the smiles
    of people you love.
    (Irish Saying)

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