I am soooooo indecisive at times. I finally decide to eat out, but can’t decide where to go. I want to paint a room, but come to a stand still when selecting a color. It’s easier for me to make decisions for my characters than myself. Afterall, their choices are governed by the personality I give them and has to give the reader clues to their inner world. That’s merely laying out puzzle pieces.
There are now 3 working titles for the follow-up novel to WIRED: Enigma, Persistence of Vision and Persistence of Time. Each works for different reasons.
Enigma play on the plot theme of art looted by the Nazis during WWII. The Enigma machine encoded German communications which was later cracked by Alan Turing. Jade is in pursuit of a painting that was auctioned in 1939, only to find it leads her to her father’s killer, thus cracking the code of her past.
Persistence of Vision refers to the phenomenon of the eye to hold an after image. Jade’s dreams are revealing the after image of the past she’s buried deep in her subconscious.
Lastly, Persistence of Time…. also a Salvador Dali painting, refers to the artist to whom Jade has a strange affinity. It is one of his lost works she’s trying to uncover.
Usually, when you find the right title it resonates for you. This time I can’t decide which fits best. I may have to resort to Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock. (sigh)
Now, back to writing….