Blog Hop: Titling a Life

book-blogger-hop-finalToday’s Book Blogger Hop question is: If you were to write your own autobiography, what would the title be?

Tangled in Things That Don’t Exist.

That was a line I wrote in a writing exercise I did in college that asked a similar question to this, and it still seems right.  As a storyteller and lover of fiction, I spend a lot of time thinking about things that don’t exist, be they my stories or someone else’s.  A good many of my friendships have been built around a shared passion for things that don’t exist–people, planets, future events, dragons…

I’m also an overthinker, something I came to terms with when I realized most of my novels came from overthinking (what happens to other people asleep in Sleeping Beauty’s castle?  Why did Christine flee to the rooftop to escape the Phantom of the Opera? And so on.)  And I’m a worrier, so, there’s that too.

I sometimes title volumes of my journal, and I title trip photo albums.  Which, so far, are the closest I’ve come to writing an autobiography–and might be the closest I ever do!  Maybe if one of these novels I’m tangled up in takes off as a bestseller… 😉

What would you title your hypothetical autobiography?

3 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Titling a Life

  1. At one of my performance reviews, my manager said she talked to some people to get their take on my work, and they all pretty much said, “She’s quiet, but she writes good code.”

    Not an autobiography title, but I always thought it would look good on my tombstone. Hah!

  2. I should get back to this meme. This is a really good question.
    My first thought was ‘Living my Dreams’, which is just an excuse to wrap myself in my own world, really. But ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try something else’ might also be true.

  3. “Be a Leader Not a Follower,” which was my mother’s mantra when I was growing up. That saying has influenced my life much more than I ever thought possible. 🙂

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