Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mission Accomplished (Almost)

 by Deb Baker (aka Hannah Reed)

I've just turned in book three in the Queen Bee mystery series, and if feels so good to write 'The End'! Next comes an editorial letter outlining bits and pieces that need revision. After that, we'll have to narrow down a title. Usually my publisher likes what I submit. But not always. Sometimes I have to go back to the drawing board.

Book one was Buzz Off and book two coming May 3rd is Mind Your Own Beeswax. But I've hit a wall with book three. Nothing is really jumping out at me, screaming, "pick me!" So I'm opening the nominations to you.


So far the nominees for best title are:
1. Beeline to Trouble
2. Beeline to Murder
3. Plan Bee

What do you think? Do you have a title to nominate?

38 comments:

Mary said...

I'm assuming you've already considered -- and thus, rejected -- Buzzkill. Ah, well...

Diana said...

I love Plan Bee!

Rosemary Harris said...

See...and I was thinking sweet.. Sticky Fingers
Sweet Revenge
Honey Don't
Money Honey
or Buzz Cut but that's probably too much like Buzz Off.

Jocelyn said...

I love "Plan Bee"

Dru said...

I like Plan Bee

Deb Baker said...

Buzzkill and Buzz Cut are too close to the first title. But I like them. And I like the 'sweet' ideas, too. Honey, honey. Sweet thing. LOL.

Booklady said...

I like Plan Bee, but Honey Don't sounds like a good story, too.

Wendy Lyn Watson said...

I love Plan Bee.

Anonymous said...

I like "Plan Bee", suggestion "A Sweet Sting"

Vivian said...

Murder is Sticky

cheryl said...

Bee Patient

Anonymous said...

I love "Plan Bee." I'd like you to stick with Bee or Honey in the title, as it really stands out as your series when looking at books at the bookstore.

Michele L. said...

Plan Bee is a really good one! My ideas are,
Bee-Headed
Death by Queen Bee
Bee-traying the Facts
Beesieged and Bedlam

signlady217 said...

"To Bee or Not to Bee", maybe a bit corny but it automatically jumped into my head!

"Type Bee for Bodies" or "Type Bee for Blossoms".

Good luck with it! (BTW, I just loved "Buzz Off"!)

Deb said...

Bee-headed. HAHAHA. That wouldn't bee a cozy though.

Nancy said...

I like Plan Bee of the three you mentioned. Another bee related term: Beesknees.

By the way, Deb, I would love to see another Gertrude / Yooper book on the horizon. I just finished reading all of the Dolls to Die For books, so there isn't even a Gertrude sighting there left for me. I loved the Dolls books and the Yooper books! Now I have the Buzz series to look forward too.

Myra C said...

I like Beeline to Murder

Hannah said...

Nancy, I'm writing another Gertie right now and hope to have it available in May or June!

Bella said...

Beeline to Murder is my favorite :)

Erika Chase said...

I vote for Beeline to Murder! Looking forward to reading book #2!

Lisa D said...

Plan Bee

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Donna B. Russell said...

There was a glitch when I tried to post my comment, and the link goes to someone else, not me. So, hopefully this one will go through w/the correct attribution. Can you delete the incorrect one, please? -- Donna

I like Plan Bee or Beeline to Murder. Or, how about Hive and Seek?

Jennifer said...

Plan Bee!

Vicki said...

I love Plan Bee!

Vickie said...

Honey is sweet, but the bee stings! (Proverb)



Bee in a bonnet



Bee Line



Busy Bee

Mason Canyon said...

I like Beeline to Murder, but what about Killer Bee?

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

hatfieldtiffany75 said...

I don't know if this will help but here in KY we have a Honey Bee festival every year. Follow the link and read up on it and it might lead you to some ideas.
www.clarksonhoneyfest.com

Enjoy and Good Luck!!

I would suggest Beeline to Murder.

I really like Plan Bee but it sounds more like a second book.

hatfieldtiffany75 said...

Beehind a Murder

Ellery Adams said...

I vote for Beeline to Murder. I think it has a great ring and immediately creates atmosphere!

Maggie Sefton said...

Of those three, I like Beeline to Murder, but. . .Mason Canyon just made a great suggestion: KILLER BEE. I love it! Uhhhhh. . . I know you don't like to talk about bee stings. Hmmmmmmm.

PaperAddictJenn said...

I love Plan Bee!

Aurian said...

My vote goes to Beeline to murder, but from all the comments so far, you can choose titels for many more books to come!

Cassie Exline said...

Beeline to Murder, although the suggestion Beehind A Murder is very good and adds a different spin.

Shauna said...

Maybe you could title it "From Bees to Buried"

Bettyann said...

The sticky end...Bee-witched..Bee3..Under the Bee 3..Bee Fall..Bee swallowed up..Bee enraged..Bee-ware..Bee-all and the end-all.. oh I had too much fun lol

Anonymous said...

I hope you select Plan Bee. My best friend and I have always laughed about the need that each of us has to always have a Plan B in our lives.

Shushan said...

I like Plan Bee :)

Maybe future titles could have:

Hive Mind
Bee-have or Bee-haven
Bee Suite
Bee-gone
??