Looking at my own process for this, it made me curious: How did YOU select which title you were going to submit for?
To be honest, that for me, was one of the hardest parts of this contest – choosing the “right” one. It wasn’t a decision I could’ve made on my own so easily, so I asked my modest fan-base (I’ve been self-publishing for a few years now) which title they’d like to see me tackle. And the top picks were Hit-Girl, Chrononauts and Kingsman – but I recognized this for the HUGE opportunity it truly has been and didn’t want to go where I was expected to go. I wanted a challenge. So I chose, American Jesus – certainly a challenging book to write, depending on your own belief structure, but its also one of the most potent of titles in the bunch (as an as yet, unfinished trilogy) – to hang my hat.
To that effect, how did you choose yours:
a.) Personal favorite title/character?
b.) You wrote to your strengths as a writer?
c.) You wanted to step outside of your comfort zone?