Saturday Surprise

Today via Jennifer Bohnet on her Facebook page posting, Saturday Surprise, I announced the title of my new novel. This is the one that was called, The Man in Room Eighteen. Here is the post I sent her:

ImageRecently I read a Facebook post by another author. She announced her up and coming title, and to my horror it was nearly identical to my current wip. Not wishing to look as if I had copied the idea, I decided to change the title which I had announced back in 2010. Now, when you have lived with a title that long, it is not easy to remove it from the brain, so I didn’t relish the idea of creating a new one. My titles are usually the first thing I have when a new novel springs to mind, I never really have to create them. So, one morning I set about writing a list of ideas, and drove myself insane. Nothing would ‘click’ with me, and all I could ‘hear’ was the original title whenever I thought of the book.

I walked the beach, sat on a bench where my father is now resting, (he passed away a year ago, and I find myself talking to him when I need guidance), and chatted on about my frustrations with regard to the title change. When I rose to return home, I saw something glint in the rose bed where his ashes are scattered. It was a shiny penny.

BAM! The title came to me, and I love it more than the original. Today, I will share it with the world, and release the book in the New Year.

Introducing … The Penny Portrait.


About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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11 Responses to Saturday Surprise

  1. Oh, Glynis, that’s a wonderful title!!

  2. Catchy and a great example of what can happen when we’re open to change. Good for you to see the process through to a great outcome.

  3. jakill says:

    Your father is clearly still looking out for you, Glynis. Well done.

  4. denizb33 says:

    Ooh, I like the new title, Glynis!

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