Friday, June 08, 2007

Tag Trauma and After Sale Let Down

My editor shot down my tag line suggestion. She said it made the book sound too much like a thriller. I can see that. So I am giving you some different tag lines to see what you think. Here's the marketplace blurb.

Young Adult Teri Brown's READ MY LIPS, in which a deaf skater chick moves to a new school and uses her amazing lip reading ability to infiltrate the popular crowd, bust up an exclusive secret sorority, and tame the school rebel, to Caroline Abbey at Simon Pulse, in a nice deal, by Jenny Bent at Trident Media Group (world).

Read my lips (just don't read my mind). (Thanks, Tina for this one.)

Reading lips has never been so much fun.

There are no secrets to a lip reader.

Even when you whisper she knows your secrets.

School gossip isn't safe anymore.

Or how about this one Cindy just sent me?

Some secrets are just too good not to share

Anything? Help me brainstorm people:)

On another note... Has anyone else sold a book and then had trouble getting back into the writing mode? maybe it's just the problems I'm having with DASH, but I haven't so much as opened the file all week. Is this some sort of post first sale trauma?


Diana Peterfreund said...

Not trauma, per se, just excitement. Enjoy the moment. You'll get back into the groove soon.

I like "School Gossip Isn't Safe Anymore." Good alliteration, intriguing, genre-appropriate, etc.

Jaci Burton said...

"She knows what everyone's saying"

"She knows what's on your mind"

I dunno. I suck at taglines *g*

I like these two:

Even when you whisper she knows your secrets.

School gossip isn't safe anymore.

And it's not trauma at all. You have post-sale euphoria. It lasts only a little while. Enjoy it. :-)

Bonnie Ferguson said...

I like "School Gossip Isn't Safe Anymore". :)

Kathy said...

I'm deaf myself :) I have to say "School gossip isn't Safe Anymore" really hits it home for me and brings back memories LOL.

Rachel Vincent said...

I think that's normal. I went through the same thing. Didn't write a thing for a couple of months. ;-)

Sorry, I'm no good at tag lines. ;-(

Anonymous said...

I like the school gossip isn't safe anymore.

Linda S.

Amanda Ashby said...

I like Jaci's two suggestions. Good luck!

Sara Hantz said...

Yes, it took me a while to get back into the swing of writing. It's all the excitement (as Diana says). Don't worry about it, you'll soon be back on track.

I like Jaci's second one.