Help! You Know I Need Somebody. . .

Writer Seeking HelpThis has been a busy writing week for me on a brand new novel. This is the fourth book in my Goddesses Anonymous series, and I’m really enjoying the way it’s all coming together. I’m delighted to see my chapters growing and my characters taking shape. I’ve already had a few surprises and a few revelations, which is exactly the way I like it.

Instead of blogging today, I thought I’d ask you for help. If you’ve been reading along here you know how important titles are to me.  This fourth book has no title. When I suggested the story I called it A Fine, Clear Light. And while my publisher liked that, they decided it wasn’t emotional enough.  I’m supposed to suggest new titles, and while I’ve given them a few more, I thought you might like to help.

Now, will I give away the plot or even the major characters?  Nah. . . I’ll keep you guessing awhile, which, of course, makes it harder. But I can tell you this. When I think of this novel I think of light. Light coming in through windows. Light in the sky. Starlight. Sunlight. Radiant light.

Is that enough to get you moving? If you’re inspired, let us know your suggestion. Even wonderful suggestions don’t necessarily lend themselves to this plot, so don’t feel badly if I can’t use what you come up with. But have fun and see if you can title my book. You will have my eternal gratitude if you do.

If you don’t want to make your suggestion in a comment, you can always email it to me here.

Have fun and don’t try too hard. Sometimes the best titles just appear, and maybe this one will, too.  Thanks in advance for trying.


  1. Karen Burshnick on July 15, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Two titles popped in my head. One is Light, Oh So Bright and the other is Out of the Light.

  2. Joni on July 15, 2014 at 9:03 am

    star bright
    I have really been in a reading slump lately however I just finished your book – I have to say it was really a great story – just loved it & can’t want for the next one
    Thanks so much!!!
    Ps – I am sti using my brain with my quilting projects !

  3. Debbie on July 15, 2014 at 9:04 am

    My suggestion is — In the Light of Another Day.

  4. Marna on July 15, 2014 at 9:13 am

    The Light Within
    I could be the light within a forest, or a room, but also one’s guiding light or inner light and spirit. Your characters are often challenged to find their light within.

  5. Amy on July 15, 2014 at 9:14 am

    My suggestion is:
    A Clear Night Tells All

  6. KayM on July 15, 2014 at 9:47 am

    The Light of a Clear Blue Day.

  7. tess shannon on July 15, 2014 at 10:11 am

    A Light in the Darkness

  8. Darla Fain on July 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    The color of light.
    Craving the light.

    • Emilie Richards on July 16, 2014 at 9:53 am

      I am madly in love with The Color of Light. You have no idea how well this one fits. I’ve sent it to my editor, so we’ll see. But I so much appreciate everybody’s ideas. It’s so helpful to hear your thoughts.

  9. Nancy Polk on July 15, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Let There Be Light
    Follow The Light
    Seek The Light

  10. Jeanne Adamek on July 16, 2014 at 2:39 am

    A Healing Light

  11. Sandra Logar on July 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Title Suggestions:
    Radiant Reflections on Life
    Radiant Reflections
    Love Illuminates Life
    Dancing On A Sunbeam
    Riding Along On A Sunbeam
    (When life gives you more than you can handle, you may feel like you are dancing on a sunbeam and may fall through)

  12. Terri C on July 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    The Warmth of Light.

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