What’s in a name?

The other stuff I have written so far this summer has always had at least a few readers, and I am thrilled about that. But the work that I have the greatest anticipation for, the novel “Elijah,” has had no takers. So far, I am the only one who has read through the prologue and first chapter of this book.

I suspect one of two problems: (1) Because it is the third book in the series, I wonder if people are hesitant to read it. That’s very possible.

(2) The other possibility is the name. People think I am writing some academic treatise on the Old Testament prophet Elijah. Nothing could be further from the truth. Elijah, or Elijah Brown actually, is the terrorist name of the main character in this story.

So I am confronted with the possibility that I will be held back by my chosen title. Should I consider an alternative? How about “Elijah Brown”? Or maybe something else?

I invite you to read the prologue and first chapter of my new book and tell me if you think the title is appropriate. Don’t worry; the two chapters aren’t long. Then let me know if the whole story is something you can get into.



One thought on “What’s in a name?

  1. *Pokes Head out of the swamp that he is mired in*

    Yikes! More stuff to read! I’ve been so busy lately I’ve fallen far behind my writing yet again (when I was only 500 from catching up, no less! :/ )

    I still plan on giving your stuff a read, but… man… I think I’m going a bit crazy over here.

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