Everyone loves an origins story, whether it’s Batman Begins or How the leopard got his spots (Rudyard Kipling).
So here’s the conversation that decided the name of this blog;
Me: “I need a name for my blog, how about Where she went? or The places she goes?”
Sister: “Maybe not that last one…”
Me: “Then what? You can’t criticise without putting your own suggestion forward”.
Sister: “You need something more classic”.
[after a pause of approximately three seconds]
Sister: “How about…The Great Nikita? Or “Pride and Nikita?”
Me: “Ok, stop now…”
Sister: “Nikita and the Beast, Nikita Twist…Nikita Times…”
Me: “There’s Finding Nikita, but that just sounds like a Hipster Instagram handle…”
Sister: “Gone with Nikita!”
Throwing away my previous ideas, I got to work.
- New people come with their own ideas, a fresh perspective is nearly always beneficial, don’t be too hurt if one/all of your original concepts gets rejected.
- One of the hardest things about starting a new project (like a blog) is naming it. It’s honestly half the battle. Now I realise why so many classic novels actually went through several title changes!