I did. I did say that, and not just once. I do have a lot of trouble naming things. But today’s question is surprisingly easy to answer.
“What is the meaning behind your blog name?”
I’ve had blogs before. They had names. But they were (shh, don’t tell) mom blogs. When I started this blog, I knew I wanted something different. Yeah, my kids were bound to show up sometimes, but this was MY space, my room to grow and explore and talk about other things that were important to me.
Things like writing. Didn’t see that coming, did you? 😉
I’d just sent a draft of a novel out to the few friends and family members who offered to read it (including the far fewer who actually did, of course). I was still hemming and hawing over whether to keep the prologue (a different monster from the one in the tabs up there) in the story. I decided “no,” and sent out a message… to disregard the prologue.
It works, right? This blog is a new space for me, and everything that came before… well, I still like a lot of my old posts, but they have nothing to do with this. Post one here, last October, was the beginning of the story, and what happened before that was all prologue.
I’ve been quite happy with my blog’s name, even if it now makes me cringe when I see the word spelled “prolog” (“dialog” also makes me wince).
Now, if only naming books was so simple…
July 18th, 2013 at 9:07 am
Naming books is HARD. When I named mine, I didn’t think to look up all the other books that were named that. Oh well, let that be a lesson.
July 18th, 2013 at 9:28 am
Yeah, therea few with the same title as mine, but the title’s perfect, so I’ll probably keep it… I don’t know. I find that almost any book I look up on Godreads has others with the same title, unless you’re getting into “too long to remember easily” territory, and I do NOT want to go there. I’d rather have simple-and-used-before than “you know, that book… with the moon and something about a flame or a shadow or something?” 🙂
If the cover is memorable and I can recognize the author’s name, I’ll be able to pick a book out from among a few others with the same name. I’d love something completely original for mine, but I don’t know if I’ll find anything that works as well…
July 18th, 2013 at 10:43 am
That’s brilliant. I often wondered where you got your name from! 🙂
July 18th, 2013 at 11:11 am
I love the name Disregard the Prologue. (And I never disregard the prologue in a book. I’m one of those weird people who loves prologues.)
July 18th, 2013 at 11:12 am
I do, too. Well, as long as they’re not all boring back-story. 🙂
July 19th, 2013 at 8:38 am
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