Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Title for Book 3

I've been a bad blogger. People are always asking me how I juggle all the balls in my life: writer, author, mother, wife, professor, blogger, housekeeper, laundress, cook, dishwasher, etc, and my answer is always the same:

I am always dropping one or two of the balls.

Blogging is a ball that's been left on the floor for a while now. I hope to pick it up again soon. Right up there with housekeeping. :)

Right now I'm on the road, a combination research/publicity/family vacation kind of trip. This past week I've been at Stanford, interviewing students and hanging out the way I did with Jackson Hole High School when I was writing Unearthly and Hallowed. I lived near Stanford a few years ago, and worked at the Stanford Cancer Center as a "social science research assistant" for a while there, so it's a pretty familiar place, but let me tell you, going there with the writer's cap on, trying to understand the university the way Clara would see it as an incoming freshman, has been so fun and and the same time overwhelming! Special thanks to Estella Go, especially, for showing me around and answering all my endless questions! You rock!

On Thursday I did a signing at Not Your Mother's Book Club with Brodi Ashton and Bree Despain, which was awesome. I love those ladies. We laughed. A lot. And Brodi occasionally went completely blurry, she's so quick-witted. See, here's the proof. And here's me in my new purple glasses trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about. It was awesome.

Later this week I'm off to The Dalles, Oregon for an awesome event with 11 other writers on June 2. See the sidebar for details.

And then I'm headed to Boise for a couple of days and then to my dad's mountain house to revise Book 3 while my dad takes my son on long tractor rides.

Oh, wait.

I don't have to call it Book 3 anymore.

It has a TITLE.

And I've been given the green light to tell you that title!

So I suppose I should get on with it!

Okay, here's the definition:

having no bounds infinite or vast; unlimited: His ******** energy amazed his friends.

limitless, endless, unbounded, inexhaustible, illimitable. 

Can you guess?

What's that you say? Stop stalling and just tell us? You've been scrolling down frantically ever since you saw the subject line of this post.

Okay, okay. 

The title is (deep breath)


I am so happy with this title. Like all of my titles, I like that it works on multiple levels, each that can be applied to what happens in the book. Because what happens in this book is VAST, people.

Yay titles!

BOUNDLESS is still (fingers crossed) on schedule to be released in January 2013. I know that's a long ways off, but I still need some time to tinker with it.

In honor of this big reveal I also want to share a song that inspired me as I wrote this book.

Sigh. I love this song. When I listen to it I always imagine it being sung to Clara by Christian AND Tucker, alternating with the lyrics.

Here are the words:

I'll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You've been the only thing that's right
In all I've done

And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we'll make it anywhere
Away from here

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbye
I nearly do

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear

Louder louder
And we'll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can't raise your voice to say

Slower slower
We don't have time for that
All I want's to find an easy way
To get out of our little heads

Have heart, my dear
We're bound to be afraid
Even if it's just for a few days
Making up for all this mess

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear


Uh oh. The kids are awake now. Time to go.

Oh, but there's one more bit of news:


And now I go back to juggling.


Anonymous said...

Yay! A title! :) I can't wait to see the cover!

Katrina @ Bookish Things said...

Awesome!!! I can't wait for the cover to come out. :D

Maji Bookshelf said...

LOVE IT! i actually love all the titles in this series! :D

Jen said...

Ohhhhhhhh!!! I am so excited! I got "Hallowed" the day it came out, and then I got the "Hallowed" audio version the day IT came out, so I've been savoring every minute of the story again. I love this so much! And I am a middle-aged old lady, not a Young Adult! LOL I can hardly wait for January 2013. Thanks, Cynthia, for bringing us such a fabulous story!

Unknown said...

YAY! A TITLE! Awesome, I can't wait to read BOUNDLESS! Wow...!! I can't wait to see the cover Cynthia :D

xxBookWormxx said...

YAY! I love that name :3 Omg - you like Snow Patrol 'Run' <- it's my absolute favourite, I saw them this year at the O2 in London :D Amazing xx

Unknown said...

What a great title. Love it. Can not wait to see the cover too...

Books Live Forever

Kristina said...

Love it! Oh I can't wait for the last book!

KaribbeanIsland said...

I can't wait!!!! Although, I will be sad that the trilogy will be over. :(

Anna Staniszewski said...

So excited for the third book! January better hurry up and get here. :-)

Brodi Ashton said...

I love the title! And, we both have BOUND in our upcoming titles. Coincidence? I think not. It's providence!

Love it. :)

Jaime said...

I love it!! Thanks again for letting us interview you at NYMBC. BTW, I love this song!! *sigh* It's so beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Wait, the song is sung in Christian THEN Tucker order? or no?
jusy wondering.cause im kinda Team Christian

patty said...

YAY I totally decided to take a guess and I got it right! Maybe coz 'bound' was underlined...

I love it and can't wait for it to be released!

Liz said...

I love the title!!!

I'm so excited! It was so great of you to visit Clackamas - I hope you come again...I'll need a signed book #3 for my collection!!! :D

Chelsea Butcher said...

I'm a little behind, I guess...I'm reading Unearthly right now. I really like it so far. I can't wait to see what happens and to read Hallowed. (By the way, your writing is making me want to visit Wyoming. :) )

Stephanie said...

Yay for the Boundless! And I LOVE that song. Seven more months! : )

Anonymous said...


I just found your series...i was traveling in Stockholm, Sweden (i'm from Finland by the way) and there was this awesome sci-fi/fantasy bookstore in the heart of old town <3

I saw Unearthly and just had to have it...i came home and read it in 3days (while working fulltime and taking care of our 3kids *lol*).

I fell in love with the story and i'm so looking forward to reading more!

I wish you the best and i hope you have fun writing ;)

-Maarit K.

Anonymous said...

Have just finished reading unearthly in two days while recovering from surgery in Australia what a fantastic read have hallowed ready to read now can't wait for boundless. Thanks noisyannie

Anonymous said...

What about TUCKER!!!!

You completely ruined the series!

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