At one point in time (and I'm sure it changed a bunch!), The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade was originally titled The Pesky Bug! The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade sounds WAY better don't you think? I had even named the bug in the book at one point as Buzzy! What was I thinking?
It just goes to show that a manuscript goes through MANY revisions--did I say MANY revisions--before it even gets to a point that
1) you'll show it to others
2) you start feeling confident that you have something
3) you get the courage to submit it to publishers
And it's just crazy to think that all of that turned into this...