I finally came up with a title for "The Project," which is now "Across the River Styx." I like this title because it showcases the fact that the book is about Greek mythology and set in the underworld. I don't know how many people have assumed the first chapter is the end, and the story flashes back. No. Meg is dead, and then the story begins. Hopefully, then people somewhat expect this of the plot, even only reading the first chapter.
I am in love with "Steam." I am doubting "Across the River Styx." One thing is for sure: the first four chapters need to be rewritten. I spent hours revising and rewriting, so the manuscript looks more or less like a blob of red ink right now. "Steam," however, is still my precious, perfect baby. So pretty. Pretty, pretty.
Libba Bray has a scarily accurate portrayal of how writing goes: "Writing a Novel, A Love Story."
Tell me that isn't exactly the way it is.