the-allie-cat asked: For some reason, I thought LL3 was going to be called Unbound. was that ever a thing, or did I make that up in my head? (I think unmade is a great title, btw. makes me think of the queen of my life aka scarlet widow in avengers)
You did not make it up in your head. Unbound was going to be the title of book two, but then Neal Shusterman decided to call his book that. And he is a dude author of great renown, so, you know how that goes. ;) (Later it seems he changed his mind—Shustermannnnn! You too I will fight! At an awards ceremony I will sneak in, disguised as a waitress, and slip blackberry jam into the pockets of your coat!)
So I called book two Untold, and now book three Unmade. I am so glad you like it, but still I feel, other authors, why you got to do me this way? Shustermannnnn! Seabiscuit Ladyyyyyy!
I thank you all for your support in this trying time. (Also those who suggested Untitled, Unscripted, &c: you are hilarious jerks and I like it. ;)) For the person who made the suggestion I call the book ‘Undevastated’… that seems like cruel false advertising…
These things happen in publishing. Indeed, lo hundreds of years ago, her publisher went to Jane Austen and said ‘hey, miss A, you know that book you already published? Welp… another book’s coming out and it has the same title and we’re pretty sure it’s going to do better than yours. So change it up quicksmart!’ And Jane Austen had to bite through her quill and change ‘First Impressions’ to ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ Which ended up doing OK after all.
Jane Austen too raised her fist to the skies and cried ‘SEABISCUIT LADYYYYY’ is what I’m saying. ;)