My contract arrived! Unfortunately, so did the news that they want a different title. No longer will the first book be called Crew Tempo. I’m sad about that, but I can understand the publisher’s concern. As my editor said, the title relates to a subplot and they want to advertise the military flavor. I was asked to provide a description of Ariane and come up with new title suggestions–within one afternoon. This was exciting because they’re already working on a cover (yippee!), but on the other hand, I learned that panic doesn’t spur my creativity. I brainstormed a list of titles and sent it back, hopefully in time for the meeting. When I get news of the new title, I’ll post it (and figure out how to rename Genetic Chords and Weapon Harmonics, which make no sense anymore).