I want to thank all of you out there who gave me advice and suggestions on the book title. I'm really excited about it and I can even see a cover in my head. Do y'all ‘see' things like this? Just me? Really? I'm very visual when it comes to this kind of stuff. I'm not sharing my vision because if the cover is WAY off in left field somewhere I don't want to feel bad that the cover designer didn't GET my vision. And yes, my issues are way off the charts.
Here are some of the titles (and my vision for the accompanying covers)that didn't make the cut —
Composition of Relationships with Women in your Circle and Beyond — a little too college textbook sounding, but I thought it would be so cute with the black & white composition book-like cover and the title in dark pink hand written font.
Wild Cheetahs: Running with Your Kind — a little vague… okay, a LOT vague but just think of the CUTE cheetah print we could do on the cover with cartoon women running across the cover OR we could do the cartoon women and the FONTS! Oh my stars — we could use something WILD. I'm thinking an aqua color which would look so fantastic with the browns & beiges.
Girlfriends — Blessings? Curse? A bit of both? — I'm afraid this one would come off a bit snarky but what a FUN cover. Halos and pitchforks and lots of symbols… okay, maybe this one would just look strange. Scratch this one.
GUTS – Girlfriends Understand Tough Stuff — I still like this one. It's not pretty and girly and neither are relationships. They are tough and hard sometimes, but worth it. When I tossed this one up to the masses (aka 12 people who read it on facebook) several didn't like the icky visual of real guts. I didn't think of that and now that I'm thinking of it makes it hard to envision my orignal cover… so nevermind on cover art ideas.
Getting Gritty: Faith and Friendships — Sand. It makes me think of sand in my mouth and that's jus not good. Not good at all. But the cover would be so cute — beach scene, lots of Gulf Coast white sand, crashing surf, three sets of feet wearing cute flip flops — LOVE it!!
oooh. the TITLE?
God, Grace & Girlfriends: Adventures in Faith and Friendship
So what do you think?
Mary, I love the name! sounds like a great fit for what you are wanting to say. Can’t wait to read it.
Love it Mary!
Definitely peaks your interest to see what’s inside.
Can’t wait to read it. 🙂
Love it! God is first…right where He should be. Then most girlfriend relationships need a dose of grace so I think it is appropriate that grace is between God and girlfriends. Can’t wait to see the cover.
I Love it !
I like it. It does take God’s grace or God AND grace to have real girlfriends.
It also requires grace to be in a large group of women in real life and in social media!!! Or is that just me?
I came back to add I do also like Wild Cheetahs: Running with your Kind. That would make me even more curious than the final title, especially since you would probably have a subtitle to explain it better.
I love it, Mary! Can’t wait to read 🙂
YAY!! So excited for you – can’t wait to read it! 🙂
Sounds awesome…thanks for sharing the rest -made me smile :o)
Mary Girl – I love it and I cannot wait to get a copy in my hands. So proud of you! And even though I consider myself a “grown up big girl”…I’ve learned so much the past year about true friendship after a season of intense pain in ministry.
Hallelujah to His Name the best thing I learned is THERE IS A FRIEND WHO STICKETH CLOSER THAN A BROTHER (OR SISTER)!!!
This one is perfect, and I like the order you placed the words in the title. God first, then His grace, and then us. Perfection as only He can give!
I Can’t Wait!
I want you to do an audiobook version to! But…you have to narrate! It just wouldn’t be the same without your voice, wit and love.
I love you my sweet friend.
“Wild Cheetahs: Running with your kind.” This might be my favorite title of all time. 😉
Love it!! Can’t wait to read it!!
Yes, yes, yes!!!! Love it! Can’t wait to read it! So will this cover have a picture of you zip-lining in the Amazon??!! LOL! 🙂