The End is Nigh

Book-wise I’m at what my marathon-running children tell me is around the 20 mile marker, also known as Just Shoot Me Now. I’m about ten days off finishing first draft and still, somewhat worryingly, making major decisions. Yesterday I tossed a coin to see who would inherit the worm farm. So much for a carefully crafted plot. But I’m a great believer in coin-tossing. When you think you’re undecided it’s a very quick way of discovering what your true feelings are.

This novel, a sequel to The Future Homemakers of America, is still without a title. I want something that reflects the advanced ages of my principal characters. My editor wants something catchy and cheerful. My suggestion du jour is Days of Tonic Wine and Dentures. Just kidding.

I’m open to reader input. If someone comes up with an absolute cracker of a title I’ll even give them a credit.

Now on, on…..


  1. Lucy Mitchell on July 13, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Senior Homemakers of America?

  2. Jane on July 13, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Senior Moments
    Twilight Home Homemakers
    Modern Senility

  3. Penny Hankey on July 15, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I love Jane’s suggestion – Modern Senility.

  4. Elizabeth Dunn on July 17, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I like Lucy’s. So simple yet catchy. Damn, why did I read this on a Sunday night? I’ll be tossing and turning till Monday.

  5. Lucy Mitchell on July 22, 2016 at 9:05 am

    The Next Homemakers of America

  6. Margaret on August 2, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Home made in America

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