Skip to main content

Poll for the title of my book!

Captain’s Log, Supplemental

Blog book giveaway:
My Thursday book giveaway is The Wedding Caper by Janice Thompson.
My Monday book giveaway is Thanks for the Mammogram! AND Reconstructing Natalie, both by Laura Jensen Walker.
You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on the blog posts above. On Thursday, I'll draw the winner for The Wedding Caper and post the title for another book I'm giving away.

Pick my title! The Zondervan Marketing Department is torn about which title would be best for my debut novel.

So you guys get to weigh in!

Here are your choices:

Solo Sushi
Sushi for One
Single Sushi
Solo Sashimi

Leave a comment about which you prefer and WHY. I’ll run this poll for a couple weeks to figure out which will be the title for my new book!

TMI:

Writing: I posted another "Health and the Writer" post at WriterQuotes, and an agent post at my Story Sensei blog.

And in case you missed it, my review of The Guy I’m Not Dating by Trish Perry is posted at the Fab Four Book Picks blog.

Working on my substantive edits. Please pray for me if you get a chance. I’m feeling stressed.

However, I also have hope! Read Rachelle’s post today on her blog and start praying for me!

Diet: I went running yesterday with the dog. It was a good run except that my surgery knee had a few twinges. Not good. So I think I’ll stick with low-impact aerobics with Denise Austin and my Power Yoga programs.

(Oh and Rachelle, I have Taebo, too, but I haven’t tried it since my knee surgery.)

Comments

  1. I like "Sushi for One" because it has a nice rhythm to it - it just rolls off the tongue. The others kind of trip up my tongue. :)

    Saying prayers for you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. My vote is for "Sushi for One". It sounds very single chick-ish. I just like it very much. That's my answer. Heh.

    Prayers are being sent your way.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like Sushi for One too. Could also go with Single Sushi because you've used this as the series title so I think a lot of your friends and fans are familiar with it already.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey Friend!
    Praying for you!! You will get there. God is doing a completed work - remember - He doesn't ever leave loose ends. Philippainas 1:6.
    For your title, I prefer Sushi for One. I think it looks good - Solo Sashimi works as well, but I would wonder how many reader would actually know what Sashimi is?
    Most people know what Sushi is I think!
    Anyway, that's my cent and a half for ya!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Had already chosen Sushi for One as my preference - then came here to find out everyone else likes it too! I agree with them - very chick-lit-ish.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like "Sushi for One" It just appeals to me more and is catchy.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Well, Camy, I'm going to be different.

    I like Solo Sushi. It's catchy, almost humorous in its ring. It trips off the tongue with a smile, almost singing its way out of my mouth.

    Solo Sashimi doesn't make me smile, nor does Sushi For one or Single Sushi. They're Ho Hum in my opinion.
    All the others are dull and boring and common. Solo Sushi is unique.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Camy, I like Sushi for One. The Solos Sashimi makes me go huh? I don't know what Sashimi is.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Well, I like to eat Sashimi, but I figure most people won't know what Sashimi is like Salley said.

    My favorite title is Single Sushi. Then Sushi for One.

    What did your publisher say?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Single Sushi! It's hip and quick off the tongue.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like Single Sushi best because of the lyrical quality of it..

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm somewhat hesitant about naming a book--at least when it comes down to voting for it. Of the ones listed, I prefer "Sushi for One" especially since I *don't* know what sashami is though I'm guessing it's another Japanese dish.

    I like the Solo bit and wonder how "Sushi Solo" would work. I guess this comes from turning around suggestions for titles for another book, e.g., "Yours Always" or "Always Yours". One seems to have a better *ring* than the other. I know it could be confused with solo singing but the I'd say "A Sushi Solo".

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sushi for One
    Sounds very chick-lit.

    Diana
    www.dianabocco.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I like these titles the best:

    1st Choice. Sushi for One
    2nd Choice. Solo Sushi

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm gonna vote for 1) Single Sushi (very catchy, and as some other people mentioned, has a chick lit sound to it) and 2) Sushi for One.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I like Sushi for One. It rolls off the tongue better than the others.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Solo Sushi!!! I can't think of a better title.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hey Camy, I think 'Solo Sushi' has a great ring to it, very catchy....

    ReplyDelete
  19. I like either "Solo Sushi" or "Single Sushi."

    Going off-track, you could invert the words:

    "Sushi, Solo"

    But that might just confuse things. Here's to God leading you to the perfect title!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Apparently, I'm going to totally rock the boat and say I like "Solo Sashimi" best. I love the way I feel saying it.

    Also, rather than the word "Sashimi" turning me off to the title, I think it adds that litte bit of exotic flavor that makes me feel like I'm going to be in safe hands while you tell me a story about a culture different from the ones I'm familiar with.

    "Solo Sushi" feels really abrupt. I probably wouldn't just pick up a book with that title unless it had something else going for it (like, maybe, I knew the author's name ;-)).

    "Single Sushi" trips me up every single time. I just can't get the words to come out right.

    "Sushi for One" captures the chick-litty kind of feel, but doesn't give me the instant "ooh, what's this now?" reaction that "Solo Sashimi" does.

    But that's my opinion, I'll buy the book no matter what the title is. :-) And I'll keep praying that God leads you to the perfect title for this book.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like the Solo Sushi, its spanish, it's english, its got double meaning and more. Only susui, or just sushi, or . . .yeh. I like it.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I like Solo Sushi personally but Sushi for One has a certain ring to it. So either one would work.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I like Sushi for One.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I like Sushi for One. It rolls off the tongue and in my opinion, it says what the book is about. It's short, to the point and not confusing. Solo Sushi and Single Sushi make me think one piece of sushi. And I just don't get Sashimi.

    If I was walking through a store and saw the title Sushi for One, I would be intrigued and inclined to buy it. It's simple and I think it will appeal to more people.

    That's just my thoughts.

    Shauna

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm so excited to read your book!! My first one is "Solo Sushi", my second pick "Sushi for one"
    May this book be Blessed!
    Rebecca

    ReplyDelete
  26. Solo Sushi and Sushi for one are my favs. (Probably in reverse order though).

    Lara

    ReplyDelete
  27. I see Solo Sushi is the favorite title?

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts

Merry Christmas! Enjoy The Spinster's Christmas

As a Merry Christmas gift to all my blog readers, I’m going to be posting my Christian Regency romantic suspense, The Spinster’s Christmas , for free on my blog! I’ll be posting the book in 1000-1500 word segments every Tuesday and Friday. (When I do the calculations, it’ll finish around the end of May.) Why am I posting a Christmas story when it won’t be Christmas in a week? Because I can! :) The Spinster’s Christmas is the prequel volume to my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series . Right now I’m editing volume 1 of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, and it’s on track to release in 2020. (If you’re on my Camille Elliot newsletter , you’ll be sure to hear when it’s available for preorder.) I anticipate that the Lady Wynwood’s Spies series to be about ten volumes. I think the series story will be a lot of fun to tell, and I’m looking forward to writing up a storm! Below, I’ll be listing the links to the parts of The Spinster’s Christmas as I post them. (I created the html links by hand so please l

Tabi socks, part deux

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.25.2008 (If you're on Ravelry, friend me! I'm camytang.) I made tabi socks again! (At the bottom of the pattern is the calculation for the toe split if you're not using the same weight yarn that I did for this pattern (fingering). I also give an example from when I used worsted weight yarn with this pattern.) I used Opal yarn, Petticoat colorway. It’s a finer yarn than my last pair of tabi socks, so I altered the pattern a bit. Okay, so here’s my first foray into giving a knitting pattern. Camy’s top-down Tabi Socks I’m assuming you already know the basics of knitting socks. If you’re a beginner, here are some great tutorials: Socks 101 How to Knit Socks The Sock Knitter’s Companion A video of turning the heel Sock Knitting Tips Yarn: I have used both fingering weight and worsted weight yarn with this pattern. You just change the number of cast on stitches according to your gauge and the circumference of your ankle. Th

How can I pray for you?

Photo credit: lalalime.blogspot.com 日本語訳は下をご覧ください。 I hope you had a good Thanksgiving, taking time to be still and remember God’s grace. My IBS has gotten a little better, but I’m still not entirely in control of my symptoms. There are simply too many things I don’t know if I can eat or not, and when I try things, if they affect my IBS, then I’m out for about a week at a time. My writing has slowed down more than I’d like. Please pray for God to heal my IBS, and for me to learn what God wants me to learn by allowing these struggles. Just as I’m struggling, if you are too, remember that God is with us and has a reason for everything that happens to us. Lord, thank You that You are always with us and have control over everything that happens to us. Help us to surrender to You and do Your will, no matter what is going on in our lives. Amen How can I pray for you today? Please leave me your prayer requests! Prayer requests can sometimes be private things, so to keep your

No Cold Bums toilet seat cover

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.22.2008 I actually wrote out my pattern! I was getting a lot of hits on my infamous toilet seat cover , and I wanted to make a new one with “improvements,” so I paid attention and wrote things down as I made the new one. This was originally based off the Potty Mouth toilet cover , but I altered it to fit over the seat instead of the lid. Yarn: any worsted weight yarn, about 120 yards (this is a really tight number, I used exactly 118 yards. My suggestion is to make sure you have about 130 yards.) I suggest using acrylic yarn because you’re going to be washing this often. Needle: I used US 8, but you can use whatever needle size is recommended by the yarn you’re using. Gauge: Not that important. Mine was 4 sts/1 inch in garter stitch. 6 buttons (I used some leftover shell buttons I had in my stash) tapestry needle Crochet hook (optional) Cover: Using a provisional cast on, cast on 12 stitches. Work in garter st until liner measures

Grace Livingston Hill romances free to read online

I wanted to update my old post on Grace Livingston Hill romances because now there are tons more options for you to be able to read her books for free online! I’m a huge Grace Livingston Hill fan. Granted, not all her books resonate with me, but there are a few that I absolutely love, like The Enchanted Barn and Crimson Roses . And the best part is that she wrote over 100 books and I haven’t yet read them all! When I have time, I like to dive into a new GLH novel. I like the fact that most of them are romances, and I especially appreciate that they all have strong Christian themes. Occasionally the Christian content is a little heavy-handed for my taste, but it’s so interesting to see what the Christian faith was like in the early part of the 20th century. These books are often Cinderella-type stories or A Little Princess (Frances Hodgson Burnett) type stories, which I love. And the best part is that they’re all set in the early 1900s, so the time period is absolutely fasci

ひとり寿司第25章パート2

「ひとり寿司」をブログに連載します! ひとり寿司 寿司シリーズの第一作 キャミー・タング 西島美幸 訳 スポーツ狂のレックス・坂井 —— いとこのマリコが数ヶ月後に結婚することにより、「いとこの中で一番年上の独身女性」という内輪の肩書を「勝ち取る」ことについては、あまり気にしていない。コントロールフリークの祖母を無視するのは容易だ —— しかし、祖母は最終通告を出した —— マリコの結婚式までにデート相手を見つけなければ、無慈悲な祖母は、レックスがコーチをしている女子バレーボールチームへの資金供給を切ると言う。 ダグアウトにいる選手全員とデートに出かけるほど絶望的なわけではない。レックスは、バイブルスタディで読んだ「エペソの手紙」をもとに「最高の男性」の条件の厳しいリストを作った。バレーボールではいつも勝つ —— ゲームを有利に進めれば、必ず成功するはずだ。 そのとき兄は、クリスチャンではなく、アスリートでもなく、一見何の魅力もないエイデンを彼女に引き合わせる。 エイデンは、クリスチャンではないという理由で離れていったトリッシュという女の子から受けた痛手から立ち直ろうとしている。そして、レックスが(1)彼に全く興味がないこと、(2)クリスチャンであること、(3)トリッシュのいとこであることを知る。あの狂った家族とまた付き合うのはごめんだ。まして、偽善的なクリスチャンの女の子など、お断り。彼はマゾヒストじゃない。 レックスは時間がなくなってきた。いくら頑張っても、いい人は現れない。それに、どこへ行ってもエイデンに遭遇する。あのリストはどんどん長くなっていくばかり —— 過去に掲載済みのストーリーのリンクはこちらです。 *** ビーナスはベンの視界をさえぎった。「ここは大丈夫だから、もう帰っていいわよ」 「でも——」 ビーナスは、また彼の目の前でドアを閉めた。 「何——」 ビーナスはレックスの言葉をさえぎり、ドアの隣の窓から外をのぞいた。「よかったわ、レックス、エイデンが来てくれて。あなたの巻き爪を全部切ってくれるわよ」ビーナスの声が小さい部屋に響き渡った。 どうやって礼儀正しく答えようかと決めかねているように、エイデンの表情は少し硬くなった。多分、(そうなの?)とか(それはおもしろいね)とでも言う

Camy Tang's November newsletter

My Camy Tang (Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense) newsletter went out this week, but in case you missed it, the link is below. In my newsletter this month, there’s an update on my personal life and publishing schedule, and I also linked to a blog post about what the TV show Supernatural has to do with GONE MISSING, the 6th book in my Sonoma series Click here to read my Camy Tang newsletter for November. I also forgot to post the link for the October newsletter, so you can click here to read it.

One-Skein Pyrenees Scarf knitting pattern

I got into using antique patterns when I was making the scarf my hero wears in my Regency romance, The Spinster’s Christmas . I wanted to do another pattern which I think was in use in the Regency period, the Pyrenees Knit Scarf on pages 36-38 of The Lady's Assistant for Executing Useful and Fancy Designs in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work, volume 1, by Jane Gaugain, published in 1840. She is thought to be the first person to use knitting abbreviations, at least in a published book, although they are not the same abbreviations used today (our modern abbreviations were standardized by Weldon’s Practical Needlework in 1906). Since the book is out of copyright, you can download a free PDF copy of the book at Archive.org. I found this to be a fascinating look at knitting around the time of Jane Austen’s later years. Although the book was published in 1840, many of the patterns were in use and passed down by word of mouth many years before that, so it’s possible these are p

Lady Wynwood's Spies, volume 4: Betrayer is here!

The latest volume in my Christian Regency epic serial novel is released! Here’s the back cover description of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 4: Betrayer : A Christian Historical Adventure set in Regency England with romance and a supernatural twist Part four in an epic-length serial novel Beleaguered spies Lady Wynwood’s team of spies are trying to heal from the physical and mental wounds recently dealt to them. However, their investigation into Apothecary Jack’s mysterious group has turned up only a few strange, disjointed clues, and the dangerous Root elixir continues to circulate in the London underbelly. It is only a matter of time before the Root is sold to Napoleon, which would give him overwhelming dominance in the war. Sudden threats Then Laura, Lady Wynwood, is unexpectedly attacked by a man she had trusted. Although Phoebe and her household staff manage to protect her, her life is now in danger and she must go into hiding. Dangerous mysteries Laura uncovers more

Join Camy's Patreon!

At the moment, I’m releasing all my books in Kindle Unlimited, which requires my books to be exclusive to Amazon. However, I wanted to accommodate readers who prefer other ebook distributors and also reward my fans who might like my books a little ahead of schedule. ​So I started a Patreon where patrons will get BookFunnel links to download my latest ebooks about 2-3 weeks ahead of the release date. The ebook files are DRM-free and BookFunnel is great about helping you to load it onto your ebook reader or phone/tablet or computer. My Patreon is “per creation,” which means you won’t be charged every month. You will only be charged when I’ve posted a new book. For example, if I post a book on April 15th, you’ll be charged on May 1st. But if I don’t post a book in May, you won’t be charged on June 1st at all. This is because with my health problems, and since some of my books are over 100,000 words each, I’m not able to write a book a month, and I certainly don’t want to charge my