Title dilemna: To switch or not to switch?

Two years ago, when I named my novel, I did research to make sure that “Forget-Me-Not” wasn’t already taken. It had been used years ago by a very dissimilar romance, long out of print, so I wasn’t too concerned. Fast forward to today. The day after I got my cover from the publisher (oh, happy day!), I discover that NY Times bestselling romance author Vickie Hinze has a romantic suspense novel out called Forget Me Not. It just came out in March. It also involves a character with amnesia. Craptastic.

After a day or so of fretting, cursing, and worrying, I’ve decided to keep my novel’s title as is. Vickie Hinze and I are in different worlds as far as readership is concerned. (Meaning, she has one, and I don’t.) Mine will mostly likely be ebook only. And other than the amnesia bit, the stories are very different. Plus, I just can’t find another title that I like as well as Forget-Me-Not.

About Linda Morris

Linda Morris is a multipublished writer of contemporary and historical romance. She writes stories with heart and heat, and a joke or two thrown in. When she's not writing, working, or mommying, she's doing yoga, reading, working in her flower garden, or baking delicious things she probably shouldn't eat. A beat-up old copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss's "Ashes in the Wind" that her mom bought for her at a garage sale years ago was her "gateway drug" into the world of romance novels. Her all-time favorite romance writers include Laura Kinsale, Patricia Gaffney, Elizabeth Delancey, and Marjorie Ferrell. Current favorites include Julie Anne Long, Erin McCarthy, and Shannon McKenna.
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