I've been through the desert on a horse with no name . . . America. Okay, I love that song. I love that album. Ah, the memories . . .
But, this post isn't about a favorite song from my quickly fading youth. Oy! Okay, my youth's really not fading quickly . . . I hope.
This post is about a project I started a year ago . . . and haven't titled. That's right, there's no snappy title for this project. I have - gasp, the horrors - title block!! Ha!
For the life of me, I cannot come up with a title for this manuscript. Nothing. Nada. Zip!
I haven't had this problem before. Oh, I've changed titles on projects many times. That's fairly easy to do . . . because I had a starting title.
This time . . . nope, nada, nothing, zippo, zilch!! No title. No clue for the title. No nothing.
My belief - hopefully not mistaken - is that, in time, a brilliant title will come to me.
If it doesn't . . . well, I can see the opening line of the query now: My untitled project is complete at ## words.
Uh-huh, a lead balloon has a better chance of flying than an agent has of not laughing his/her head off and sending me a response email that says AUTO-REJECT!
So, hopefully, somewhere in the nether reaches of my slightly depraved mind, the brain cells plan to synapse sometime in the near future so I'll come up with a title.