I spent a lot of time tonight working on possible chapter headings and a plot outline. Both are very, very vague, and I’m probably taking too serious a tack. Maybe it’ll turn out amusing, but I’m heading for Somberland at this rate.
I had tentatively decided to call my main character David. I wanted a fairly common name for men of my generation that implies strength when faced with adversity. Tonight, I came up with what I thought was a great title: A Question of David—meaning both “The subject under consideration is David” and “A question asked of David.” Fine, right?
Unbelievably, a quick Google search revealed that there was already a book called The Question of David, a true account of a disabled woman’s effort to adopt. My immediate solution was to change his name to Aaron, but I still like “David” better.
[Note: this blog entry originally appeared in my November 2002 NaNoWriMo blog. I’ve now moved all of those entries into the “Imagine a Novel Weblog” category of this blog.]