After poking and prodding my new posting schedule, I’ve come to the conclusion that my Friday posts (The Week’s Accumulation) need to migrate. So weekly chit-chat and updates will now happen in MONDAY posts. They’ll be linked daisy-chain style to one another, same as ever, and I’ll also give them a slot on my new Index page. This week was all kinds of fun (with a side of hard work), and I can’t wait to share! Come see all the glorious clutter!
Name Change. One of the biggest, loomiest deadlines I’ve ever labored under was officially vanquished over the weekend. I turned in my rewrites and revisions for the angel-themed devotional due out next September. The book has changed shape quite a bit since the beginning, and it’s gone through another title change. Let’s see if this one sticks!
Originally: Realms of Glory: A 90-Day Devotional
And Then: Angels of the Bible: A 90-Day Devotional
Finally: Angels: A 90-Day Devotional about God’s Messengers
This isn’t my first brush with name changes. For example, my publisher decided to switch my original title for the second book in the Threshold Series to The Hidden Deep. I’d called it The Chained Deep. No big deal. The working title of “Angels All Around” was “The Providential Prince.” And “Angels in Harmony” started out as “Improvisation and Accompaniment.” But Zondervan wanted to keep the word ANGEL in the titles. (And for me to stop using big words.) : 3 I’m curious. How would you react if a publisher decided to rename your book? What about a character?
Angel Unaware. I’m so happy that the first installment of Angel Unaware is available. If you haven’t read it yet, scoot! And here’s a picture that cropped up in comments a while back. I was all coy at the time, but I’ll reshare his portrait now. Meet Aleff, a.k.a. “Uncle Al,” a Caretaker who makes an appearance in this storyline.
Bulletin Board. Just for fun. Do you have a bulletin board? I do. (Well, I have several, but I keep this little one close.) Wanna share a snapshot of yours? I love show and tell. ♥