Sunday, June 12, 2005

Rules Be Damned

For all my rules and good intentions, the big talk didn’t go too well.  First reader liked the book a lot.  But then she dared to make suggestions and criticise which led to arguments, then sulking.  It is a process from hell.

Tomorrow starts real editing and by nightfall, if things go as usual, we won’t be speaking at all.

Meanwhile, I have no title for this book.  This has never happened to me before.  I need one soon.  Like yesterday. 

Today is my last day of reading, watching the Yankees do who knows what, and generally enjoying myself for about the next two weeks.  And then I will hand it to my….oh, no.  I think I’ll stay in the day.


Duane Swierczynski said...

Hi, Sandra. I feel your pain, re: titles. It can be as tough as naming a pet or a child...

I'm looking forward to THIS DAME FOR HIRE, which I heard about on Sarah Weinman's blog. Best of luck with it...

Bill Peschel said...

Titles can be tough. They should be memorable, but not too complex. Mysteries have a tough time of it; puns are fine, but too cutesy and it veers into tweedome. Thrillers are even worse; they delight in vague phrases that vanish from the mind like acetone.

A clever one popped into my head just this morning on my way to work: "Gonna Take a Homicidal Journey."

When I was reviewing, I picked up "Let's Get Criminal" from the stack simply because of the title.

Hope you find one that works.