Breaking announcement: Book Two finally has a title!

Poor Book Two. Imagine being written and revised, and revised some more, and a year passes, and you've never once had the right title. If you were Book Two, a year old, and you had no title, you'd feel like a FREAK.

And the writer feels like a FREAK, too. Because people have been asking for months now what the name of Book Two is (because it's certainly not Book Two – how lame would that be?) and I've never been able to tell them. Because I didn't know.

And let's not forget that visualization is a big part of the writing process. Imagining the end result – the book published, with cover art, and yes, a title – is what helps me to not FREAK out while writing.

But now it's all been rectified. I am happy to say that Book Two finally has a title! I love it, my agent loves it, my editor loves it, and Book Two loves it.

Can't wait to officially meet you in 2012, FREAK! I hope you and CREEP will be very happy together.

freak
noun
  • a person or animal on exhibition as an example of a strange deviation from nature; monster.


Be sure to comment below! In celebration of Book Two finally having a title, one random commenter will win a signed hardcover of CREEP. 

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53 comments:

  1. What a perfect, kick-ass title! YAY!

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  2. Freak will make sn excellent companion for Creep!

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  3. Yay! Your book titles are perfect together. :)

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  4. For the record, Ms. Hillier's upcoming novel FREAK, my biography, is completely unauthorized.

    I'm sure it will be brilliant anyway.

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  5. It's only LOOSELY based on you, Charlie.

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  6. haha first time you caps-ed freak i knew that was going to be it!

    don't feel too bad, i wrote a book my senior year of high school and it STILL doesn't have a title! haha i haven't looked at that in forever.

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  7. FREAK is freakin awesome (someone had to say it).

    CREEP/FREAK/... They're gonna look great on the bookshelf together.

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  8. Oh that's fantastic!!!! I can't wait for Book Three. Creep. Freak. Jerk? Stupidhead? #*&^@%@ ?

    Congrats. I'm so excited for you.

    And if you get a chance stop by my place on Monday the 17th. I'm unveiling my new author/website. It's in the English countryside so wear something warm.

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  9. *giggles* I love titles... only when they rock LIKE YOURS!!! I'm a huge fan of CREEP and cannot wait for FREAK!!! You're a rockstar girlfriend!

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  10. I'm reading George R. R. Martin's latest, and in it there is a character disparagingly nicknamed "Reek." He's constantly rhyming his name with other words, and on more than one occasion has remarked: "Reek, Reek it rhymes with Freak!"

    This is what I thought of when learning your book 2 title. :)

    Congrats, Jen! The title alone gets me so excited to read what I know will be a worthy sequel.

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  11. Oooo, awesome title! I can't wait to read it.

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  12. Congrats on all of your writing success!!!
    I am excited to read it!!
    Kristin

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  13. Yay Jenny! Just an FYI in case you didnt know, there is a song by Silverchair named Freak :) Keep the books and the titles coming!

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  14. Great follow-up title, brilliant!
    And like others my head is awhirl with possibilities for Book Three.

    But one step at a time... Congrats!

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  15. HAH! Great. I love it. You have a knack for titles, Jenn!

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  16. This is a perfect title--both on its own and as a companion for CREEP. And I know just what you mean; my WIP has had the same dummy title for so long, it's now the one I'm shopping it under. :)

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  17. Yay! So glad you got that sorted! It's perfect! I can't wait to put FREAK next to my copy of CREEP! I can't not use exclamation marks, because I'm excited for you! ;)

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  18. In hindsight, it just had to be, didn't it? That title just goes so well with the first.

    Now you've set yourself a challenge - what to call BOOK THREE?

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  19. Hooray, hooray! What a perfect name. Can't wait to read it!

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  20. Oh, that's a great title! I love it. Congrats!! :)

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  21. Love it! It works so well with CREEP too. :)

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  22. The title is pure awesomeness. I love it and can't wait to read it.

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  23. I like it! SO much better than Creepy or Creepier or Creepiest -- although that would have set you up for FOUR more books...=]

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  24. Considering the direction this next book will probably go (I'm guessing) I think this title is PERFECT!

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  25. In a few months we are all going to Freak Out!

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  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Oh Jenny, it's perfect!

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  27. Excellent stuff. Still waiting for Creep to turn up my end. Now I can properly look forward to your next one.

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  28. Ditto what Budd said. I can't wait to Freak out! :)

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  29. I can't wait to Freak out either! Great title by the way. I'm interested in learning how you came to decide on this title. No particular reason, I'm just always curious about stuff like that. :)

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  30. Brilliant - I think that works really well with CREEP. Congrats because titles can be a pain!

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  31. Awesome title! I'm excited to read it!

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  32. Love the title. Titles can be tough. Sometimes they come easily, sometimes it's like pulling teeth.

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  33. AHHHHHHH. Why the hell am I always a day late here? I'm going to subscribe with the email thing because this is ridiculous. Didn't we say before Freak would be a great title? Or was that Bitch? anyway it's Freak'ing awesome!!!!!! I love it.

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  34. Catching title there. I love it. Great site, by the way. Just found you through the blog hop.

    ~Draven
    http://dravenames.blogspot.com/

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  35. Thanks everyone! I'm happy you guys like the title!

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  36. OMG that's an awesome title!! I LOVE it too! Can't wait to read FREAK!
    And as someone said above, you really have a knack for titles. Maybe you can pick mine? lol
    <3333

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  37. Jenny,

    Is FREAK the same CREEP from book one? :-) IOW, is this a sequel?

    Love it.

    Lorena

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  38. Cool! Love it! Isn't it fun when you find the perfect title...

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  39. That, my dear, is the PERFECT title!!!! Well done!!!! :)

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  40. Hooray! It is a perfect title. A great companion for CREEP!

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  41. i can not wait to read book two! what a perfect title to follow Creep! that is what initially caught my eye you know. I was sitting in one of those big overstuffed chairs at barnes and noble unwinding after a meeting, sipping a latte when i looked up and saw that title. i put down the copy of Good Grief by Lolly Winston and went to inspect this curious book with the big red letters. Then i saw the manackles!! SOLD!! LOL

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  42. Wow! Thanks everyone! I'm happy that CREEP and FREAK fit together. My little monsters :)

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  43. Ha, I love it! Can't wait to see FREAK and CREEP side by side!

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  44. Awesome title! Hooray for you & Book Two!

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  45. Oh, my gosh. What a clever, clever way to introduce your title. I love it!

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  46. Glad you got that out of the way. That title has certain connotations, but of course will fit exactly into what you write.

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  47. Awww...welcome to the world, little Freakling. :)
    And my fingers are crossed you're sharing the characters of Freak in your post for our casting call this week. Right? Right? pleasesayyes

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