I'm just about to do the title page for my portfolio, and suddenly find myself floundering about the title. So I thought I'd ask you what you think is better: Slow Peel, or The Slow Peel?
My theme isn't Heroes, as I once thought, but Labels. Those labels that we inherit, pick up, choose, lose, and discard throughout our lives. Hero being just one. My characters all have problems with their labels, they are trying to hang on to the ones they want and discard the ones they don't. Labels like: 'mother,' 'housewife,' 'tidy,' 'stylish,' 'gardener,' 'foreigner,' 'friend.' One of them, for example, has realised that 'party girl' has been replaced by 'drunk' and wants rid of it. I hope the story shows how 'party girl' slowly peeled off. Hence 'Slow Peel' for the main title. But do I use the definite article or not?
I tried to upload the cover artwork to show you but it's such a huge file blogger can't seem to manage it. But to give you an idea here is a photograph of it on my computer screen. It's a picture of my head rendered in logos. If you click on it it will become big enough for you to make some of them out.