Thursday, July 23, 2009

Book Blog Tour: Felicia

Felicia asks:

Why did you rename Daughter? I'm so used to reading about Consort and Daughter, that throughout the book I kept having to remind myself who "Alice" was. This probably speaks to my utter stupidity, since it was only repeated a few thousand times within your book, and every time it made my brain fart a little.

That was the editor. I fought to keep Consort as Consort but I understood her logic that Daughter, to people who haven't been reading the blog, might sound a little cold.

3 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

Am I right that Alice is not her actual name ?

1:43 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I had a feeling that was an editor-thing. I keep wondering, "Whp is this Alice, and what has she done with Daughter???"

StDebb

6:41 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

As wonderful as your editor seems to be, I'd have disagreed with her on this one. Seems odd to have one member of your family with a generic name (Consort) and the other with a more name-ish name (Alice). "Daughter" doesn't seem at all cold in context. And "Alice" is really disorienting to your regular blog readers, who will be the initial buying and word-of-mouth-generating customers for the book.

But since it's way too late to make a difference, I'll just shut up now. :-)

1:49 PM  

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