Two weeks down, one more to go.
A while again some fellow nerds and I chatted about getting our dissertations published and how to make them palatable to a wider market. Most publishers will request a catchy and/or straightforward title, preferably with a buzz word or two so that the book will be easily brought up in online searches. We then proceeded to try to ‘popularize’ our diss titles.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I work on ancient construction. While everyone else was coming up with interesting titles referencing modern politics or global issues, I came up with this title for my work:
Huge Roman Erections
With the possible subtitle of:
How They Rose and then Stayed Up for So Long*
Since my work deals with a very specific time period, I could even go with this title:
The Emperor’s Many Erections and the Thousands of Men Needed to Make Them Happen
These have potential, no?
All right, I need to get back to work. I’m still trying to edit this godforsaken chapter. Since it’s taken me so long already and I really need to finish it, I’ve banned myself from the blogosphere (after I post this of course) until it’s completed. Hopefully it’ll be done on Friday, but possibly not until next week.
So until then,
- cross your fingers that Barefoot Josh steps in poop today (must. win. contest.)
- sign up for MCM Mama’s virtual race (that is if she’ll still let you)
- enter one of the brazillion blog giveaways that seem to happen whenever I’m away
- run like you stole something
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*Answer: Roman Viagra.