Coming up with a title for a novel is probably as hard as writing the thing! It needs a title, I keep telling myself. At a current word count of 37,000, it deserves something better than “Clone Novel.” I’ve been throwing things around for a few weeks and am just not happy – how do you summarize an entire novel in a few words? It’s harder than naming your children! I’ve come up with something one step better than “Clone Novel” and will be using the working title, “Love, Lies, and Clones” for now… Hopefully I (or someone else – please help) comes up with something better.
I also put a short synopsis of the novel up on Camp NaNoWriMo for the April kick-off. This was almost as difficult as naming it. I’m sure this will change too, but here is what I have so far.
June’s biggest struggle isn’t that she’s a clone. It’s that her father has disappeared and the police aren’t doing enough to help her find him. True, they’re a little occupied with a serial killer who just killed again after two years of silence. Maybe if June would just tell them her dad was involved in illegal human cloning they’d be more interested? But that would only cause trouble for her dad when (or perhaps IF) they found him.
June can’t sit and wait for the police to find her father, so she sets out on her own investigation with the help of Elliot, a man currently AWOL from the military. With each clue they discover, they learn more about the twisted experiments June’s father headed and why she was created. When June and Elliot finally get close to uncovering the truth, they find themselves dodging bullets.
I’m definitely still excited to finish the beast and continue to write my one scene per day (about 1100 words). I can’t wait to revise it! That’s where all the fun is.
Here is the link to the novel at Camp NaNoWriMo: http://campnanowrimo.org/campers/joyssmc/novels/love-lies-and-clones
And here is the link to it on my “current project” page: Current Projects