“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…” or as bitter.
So, I thought I would give you guys a chance to contribute to the story a bit. People are constantly telling me that they are going back and reading the story from the beginning. If that’s true, then you’ve noticed that I’ve been making little changes and tweaks to “Paging Dr. Steele” for quite some time now–editing out as many grammatical errors as I can find and doing things to make the entire series more cohesive.
(This is what I do in my spare time when my Muse doesn’t want to cooperate.)
So, as you all know, in book four, I’ve decided to make Ana a psychiatrist for all those nitpickers who couldn’t get the message that “Ph.D” makes you a “DOCTOR” even if you don’t have your “M.D.” That would be why the degree is called a “doctorate…” but I digress. As a result, once I have edited all of PDS, I’ll be going back through to change every instance of “Psychologist” to Psychiatrist” and “Psy.D” to “M.D.” So, now for the nitpickers who want to say, “How could she become a doctor so young?” You figure it out.
And I digress again.
Here’s where I need your help. I had to agree with the vocal people who voiced opinions about Ana’s father and little brother’s name being so close to the name of her nemesis who kidnapped and brutalized her. So, I’m having a “NAME HARRIS” contest. From now until I have completed the edits for PDS (which won’t be long), I’ll be taking suggestions for what Harris’ new name will be. Once I have finished the edits, I’ll be going back through to change his name. A few things to remember.
- I’ll only be changing his last name. His first name will still be Robert.
- The BEST place to submit your suggestions would be in the comments on this blog, or on my Facebook author’s page in the thread that has this link. Submissions to my email, to Twitter, or to any instant messenger or PM may very well get lost in the shuffle.
- It can’t be any of the last names that I’ve already used for another character.
- I’m going to pick the three submissions that I like the best and have you guys vote on the choices, and that’s how we’ll rename Harris. By getting you guys involved, I figure when you see the name change, there will be less “WTF’s.”
So, what’s in a name? You tell me…