Not long ago, it came to my attention that I have some rather irritating trends in my work. Namely, the names. Titles, I mean. My first “slew” of books all begin with “A.” Achilles Forjan, Armchair Detective, As You Were, Another Justice. . .[addendum: later, came Also Known as DNA]. I’m not sure if it’s some deep-seated Alphabetical Addiction, or merely a subconscious belief that my writing is still at the beginning . . . perhaps I am working my way through the alphabet, like some popular mystery writers (A is for Annoying).
Now that would be sufficient to vex me, but I also noticed the the covers I designed for Achilles Forjan and Armchair Detective, both have vehicles on them. And As You Were has the image of a two lane highway….
In fairness, I do have other books that don’t begin with “A.” Operation: Utopia, The Curse of Madagascar, It’s About Time, Brainmatter, Yin & Yang….but the A-list is the one that’s closest to print or in print right now, so I’m ultra-aware of it. I considered changing the titles to some, but just didn’t feel right about it. So I’m just going to let that go, and be mindful henceforth.
A is now for AWARENESS.