One of the hardest things for me to do when it comes to my books is decide on a title. Only rarely do I manage to think of a title at the beginning. It's even more rare for me to get the right title the first time. More often than not, the title makes great sense to me, but doesn't make sense to some readers.
With JUST WAIT, though, I had not only the title but the cover before I ever had the story.
The first thing to know is that I got the idea for the story from the Maroon 5 song Wait. (Listen and watch here.)
I heard it on the radio while driving home from work one evening and boom! The must was inspired to write about someone begging for time to talk, to explain. Maybe to gain a second chance, but mostly just to be heard. He needed to come clean about what happened between them, what broke them, and then... Well, he'd walk away if another chance wasn't available.
So the title is Reeve asking for Nate to give him a minute of his time, to just wait and listen.
I know that most of the time when someone says, "Just wait a minute," they're trying to explain away their mistake and will probably follow that with, "Can't you just forgive me already?" Like it wasn't their fault. Like the problem is all you. That's what Nate thought when Reeve tried to explain his sudden disappearance, long absence, and sudden reappearance. And he was justified in thinking Reeve was only interested in stopping Nate from getting married, in being selfish just before Nate's big day.
Which was when things got hairy. Literally.
I wanted to write the story of that explanation resulting in a second chance. Reeve laid it all out there, and Nate listened. Sure, he didn't believe him at first, but then he did and that changed everything for both of them.
Now when I hear that song, I think of Nate and Reeve.
Missy Welsh writes gay, bi, and trans erotic m/m romance short stories, novellas, and novels.