Good morning, Ladies.
This is not your official post for today. That will hopefully come this afternoon -- and thank you, thank you, thank you for doing so great while I've been sick. (I thought only little kids got ear infections . . . I need a blankie and a thumb!)
This post is here to see if I can get some titling help from you. I'm developing a tween fiction trilogy on bullying, each part of the continuing story told from a different point of view -- book one, bystander, book two, bullied, book three, the bully. The publishing team and I are trying to come up with titles that reflect "tween vocabulary" and somehow hint of the theme of the book. For the Bystanders Book we're thinking, "SO Not OK!" and for the Bully Book we're pretty much settled on "Sorry I'm Not Sorry", but we're struggling a bit with Book Two, the Bullied Book.
In this book, the bullied girl finally starts to get that she doesn't have to take meanness off the RMG (Really Man GIrl). In really little kid language that would be "You're Not the Boss of Me!" but that isn't sophisticated enough for tweens, who try to copy what teens are saying.
Which is why I turn to you. What would be slang for that message? How would you or your friends or people you know who were fed up with it express that in a title-length phrase?
I need lots of suggestions so if you have any, please bring 'em on . . . and the sooner the better. Just think:
Title . . . slang . . . message: you're not the boss of me
If you can't come up with one but somebody else makes a suggestion you really like, feel free to "vote."
I can't promise the publisher will publish anything we come up with, but they do want to know what you think. Thanks for doing this. See you later today I hope.
Nancy Rue P.S. Thank you for your prayers. They seem to be working!