Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Last week, quite unexpectedly, a kitten wandered into my novel in progress. On a whim, I invited everyone to give me name suggestions for him. Those of you who know I’m a “cat person” are probably surprised that the kitten was a surprise to me… but I already had two other cats in the story. I wasn’t expecting a third.
Some of you also know that I’m a collector of names. I obsessively research character names for meanings and origins. Then I choose the name to enhance the character’s presence in the story — even if I’m the only one who knows it. So, you probably wondered why I’d invite name suggestions. Well, for one thing it was huge fun to hear the fabulous cat names everyone sent.
Also, I wanted to prevent myself from going off on a name-research tangent. With your help, I achieved that. Ya’ll sent some fabulous feline names! You can see the name suggestions in the comments of that post by clicking here.
I just wish I could have told you more about the novel in progress, but I’m being kind of secretive about this one. I expect some of you would have come up with the name I settled on, if I could have told you more.
I should have paid attention to that inner voice. Comments are now closed.
It’s so hard not to tell more about this story! Akkk! If I do anything to explain my choice, I’m telling too much. Anyhow, I made a small change in what I’ve written so far on the novel so the kitten could have the name the story demanded.
Drumroll… the kitten’s name is Moon. Yes, it’s a weird name for a cat… but it’s a weird story! LOL.
Even though the cats in this story won’t have huge parts — not like Lilith in Atonement, Tennesee, I think Crystal is getting jealous of me paying so much attention to other cats. So, I’m giving her a little shout-out here.
Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump. Hugs on the wing!
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