10 Apr

Kill Zombies, Sing Songs

Rockin' the Apocalypse

I’m still hard at work on this series. When I’m not coming up with new ways to kill zombies, or listening for what outlandish thing these girls will say next, I’m going through songs, pictures, and my trusty thesaurus, working to uncover a title for this series. Well, this series, the books, and the band itself. Those are the most important items on my NEEDS A NAME list, which grows longer every day.

I’m going to share some examples from my title list with you, because I enjoy embarrassing myself by showing off my struggles. Are you ready? Are you listening?

Spice World

Here we go.

  • KILL ZOMBIES, SING SONGS
  • KILL ZOMBIES, ROCK FAME
  • GIRLS JUST WANT TO KILL ZOMBIES
  • GIRL POPCALYPSE
  • FAME AND ZOMBIES
  • ZOMBIE QUEENS
  • ZOMBIES JUST WANT TO DANCE
  • DANCE LIKE A ZOMBIE
  • KILLING IT FOR THE FAME
  • FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
  • KILL LIKE A GIRL
  • KILL ZOMBIES LIKE A GIRL

I’ve got two different gifs ready, depending on your reaction.

I know, I know. I amaze even myself.

I know, I know. I amaze even myself.

I tried, and therefore no one should criticize me. :)

Okay, really though, titling a book is harder than writing a book. Does that seem right to you?

If you’re picking up on a theme from this list, I want the title to tell people this is a story about girls killing zombies, with a humorous, campy, tone.

This is a small sampling of my lists. I’m working away at it. I’d like to believe I’ll know it when I see it, but I believe I’ve seen too many now to think clearly. I much prefer to dive into my untitled story and do things like…

Emma Watson can take of herself.

It’s a great life. :)

I’m so excited to share this story, it would be a lot easier if I knew what to call it. Any and all insight to this struggle is welcome. This is not a drill. I assure you: the struggle is real. (For this writer, anyway. I hear some writers find this titling stuff easy.)Josie and the Pussycats Make Up

All other thoughts, including gif appreciation, are also welcome. Yes, folks, this is me saying: you should leave this lonely writer a comment!

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2 thoughts on “Kill Zombies, Sing Songs

  1. UGH I had a similar problem with a WIP a couple months back. It was “ApocalypseGirls” for the LONGEST TIME. Eventually I settled on Heart, Ice, Smoke & Shadow (it’s a riders of the apocalypse book; each word symbolised a rider) but it took about a hundred titles. A notably bad one was Rifts of Sanguine Fear – pretty sure sanguine should never be used in a book title.

    Good luck with your title quest! I’m interested to see what you settle on. Fight Like A Girl is my favourite of that list :)

    • If for no other reason, than a lot of people will have a hard time remembering how to spell Sanguine when they look it up. I try and steer away from hard to spell words in titles for that reason.

      It’s good to know I’m not alone. I see people with cover designs on books they haven’t drafted yet, and when I ask, they tell me the title was the first thing they knew–before characters, even. This is not how I function, ha.

      I like Fight Like a Girl, too. :) Thanks!

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