This is the official blog of Winna Efendi, author of several bestselling Indonesian novels.

Kamis, 30 Juli 2009

the Title

I just got a call from my publisher. Buku ketiga akan naik cetak tanggal 10 Agustus 2009!! Yay yay yippie yay!

I'm still short of the perfect title though. A title is almost as important as the cover design and the story, if not more. It's what people buy the book for - they look at the cover first, then the title, and it should convey something about the story. It should be dreamy if the story is dreamy, it should be fun if the story is fun, it should be catchy, it should be perfect.

My third book is about three high school teenagers - Nata, Niki and Annalise. Nata and Niki have been good friends since they were kids - being neighbors and all. Nata's slightly sarcastic, in a good way, he sounds annoying but has a good heart. He loves playing the guitar, and always spends time with Niki together on their backyard, making music and singing. Niki, on the other hand, is a cheerful, optimistic cheerleader. She's always fun to be with, but often very naive.. that she doesn't realize that her best friend might be falling for her. Annalise is a new student, she comes from a broken home and is often very lonely and sad. She doesn't have a lot of friends, but finds herself attached to Nata and Niki.

It's about the bonds of friendship, first loves, betrayal, family and dreams.

It has a different style compared to Ai and Kenangan Abu-Abu, and I think it has the most cheerful tone of the three. I really hope my readers will like it.

Back to the title. A small poll, please.. I really need suggestions :) I will give the person with the winning title suggestion an autographed book of my third book, when it's published.

So far my picks are:

Night Music

This small poll ends on Monday, 3 August. I look forward to some catchy titles.. Thank you..

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