As Yet Untitled.


For those of you that don’t know – I’m going to give you the five-cent description of my novel. It is, at its heart, a romantic comedy about Kate Shaw, a 30-something starting over as a new lawyer (don’t get carried away drawing author parallels – besides, I’m 40-something). The twist is that, in this slight alternate reality – marriage doesn’t exist. All relationships are based on 7-year contracts which can renew or expire (or, more likely, wind up breached). So, much like there are men in our world who only date married women, this world has similar men who only date women already under contract. These men are called…wait for it…contract killers. Get it? (And yes, I realize women can be contract killers, too.) But, beyond this, it’s about Kate and her funny love life and her even funnier lawyer life.

Okay. Long story short, The Contract Killers was the name of Book 1 of the trilogy. The concern has been raised that this title sounds too thiller-y and might mislead the potential audience. So we need to <gasp> RE-TITLE the book. (Cue the Death Star music.)

While I loved my original title, I definitely see the need to change it. But how? I’ve spit-balled about 30 suggestions at my agent and editor but nothing is hitting home. So, while my manuscript is already in copy-editing and art is working up the cover design – I HAVE NO TITLE. Which is giving me anxiety.

So now – I’m putting it out to you. Because you are brilliant and creative, and had the perfect title all along that you didn’t even know you had. And because you want to be sure I include your name in my acknowledgments.



  11 comments for “As Yet Untitled.

  1. April 13, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    You probably thought about this one already, but “Seven Year Itch”?

    • April 13, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Funny…variations on that were the first suggested (but without using that exact title).

  2. Dan
    April 13, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    For Love or Contract

  3. Kimberly
    April 13, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    The Consummate Contract
    Contract Kate
    The Contract Covenant

    Wishing you all the best, with just a twinge of jealousy! You rock!!

  4. April 13, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Love Contract
    Contracted Love
    Love Contracts
    Contractual Love

    Legal Love
    Affiant Love
    Love Affidavit
    Aggrieved Love
    Love Appeal
    Love Arraigned
    Contempt of Love
    Dispositioned Love
    Disclaimed Love
    Love Dismissal
    Love Dismissed
    Dismissed Love

    And just for my amusement:
    Pro Bono
    Love Pro Bono
    Pro Bono Love

  5. Sean L
    April 13, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Hard to do this justice without reading the book but I’ll play along:

    Articles of Agreement

    Binding Arbitration

  6. May 20, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Annul Men
    Terms & Conditions
    Art of the Covenant
    Arc of a Covenant
    In Bad Faith
    Never Forever

  7. Jay Padilla
    June 2, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Breach of Contract

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