Monday, March 27, 2006

Deadlines

Seven thousand words into a new novel. Came up with a working title I can live with.

I'll do anything to avoid working on taxes. Suddenly, no writer's block now that I need to do taxes. Moving is a killer---two states worth of forms. I want to jump into an advertisement I saw today--a white deserted beach.

There's nothing like a deadline. Back to my Receipt Safari.

10 Comments:

Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

What's the working title?

7:45 PM  
Blogger S. R. Hatcher said...

The Cobra Trap

8:03 PM  
Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

I like that. I'll read it. Is this the one that we talked about? Because I'm really fascinated how you ended up with The Cobra Trap as a working Title because, well...it didn't seem there were any cobras.

But you went from mail order psychiatry to kidnapped by Peruvian terrorists in a heartbeat, so i guess a cobra showing up isn't such a big deal.

The cobra isn't related to Charley the Snake, is it? 'Cause, yanno, pythons and cobras...hard to tell who'd win in a blood fight.

Off to get another glass of wine. Back is acting up tonight.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Ooo. Cobra Trap. Sounds like some James Bond movie.

8:41 AM  
Blogger S. R. Hatcher said...

MG It's metaphorical.

Dana - Well, that's the reason it may be thrown out in the end as it's not James Bond, but it is clear from the beginning why cobra's figure into his thinking.

I like it for now.......subject to change with the incoming tide.

9:17 AM  
Blogger E. Ann Bardawill said...

Funny.
I was gonna write one called the 'Trouser Snake Trap'.
;-)

3:11 PM  
Blogger Bonnie Calhoun said...

All the beach will do is get sand in your thong, and when you sit down it will feel like a sandpaper bannister ride!

PS...taxes will still be there when you come back...with interest!

10:40 PM  
Blogger Erik Ivan James said...

"The Cobra Trap" is a very catching title. One could do some great graphics to compliment it for the cover.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Buffy said...

I don't even bother with titles anymore. I've gone through half a dozen. I figure, someone'll sort it out for me.

Cause they're never gonna like mine.

8:47 AM  
Blogger S. R. Hatcher said...

Thanks James...I envision...well I'd better finish the story first.

Buffy--Yes, I know this too, but I couldn't look at my working title at the top of the page anymore. It bugged me.

10:22 PM  

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