A while back I wrote a book called You Can’t Keep Her. It is a sequel to Bonita, the coming of age tale of twelve-year-old girl who wends her way through enormous trials and tribulations to become a woman of character and means.
I think it’s a heck of a book, but with my customary poor marketing and other circumstances, It didn’t sell worth a damn. I’ve still got a number of virgin copies I can send you if you submit a postage paid envelope. But the struggle is not over yet.
What if God had given up on Day 5? We’d be without water or elephants or redwoods or who knows what. Something important, that’s for sure. So I’m developing a new plan. By the end of next month, I should have, if all goes as promised, five novels up and ready to go. As revealed in an earlier blog,
The Three-Volume Maxwell Family Saga:
The Maxwell Vendetta
The Second Vendetta
Swindle in Sawtooth Valley.
Then comes the aforementioned Bonita
The Yellow Rose (Co-authored with Bob Stewart)
But wait, there’s more. You may have noticed I haven”t mentioned You Can’t Keep Her. That’s because I’m not keeping You Can‘t Keep her. Never fear, I’m not dumping the book, just the title.
I was never fond of that title anyhow, so with a new printing and such a small audience out there who might be familiar with it already, I figure it’s time for a change. So in the unrelenting search for the perfect name for this baby, will it be
HER GREAT SEARCH
THE LOST PARENTS
BONITA’S GREATEST QUEST
BONITA’S GRAND QUEST
HERE IT IS :
SEQUEL TO BONITA (1)
I’m going to live with these for a while, probably choose one of them in the end, but a new inspiration may appear. As my wife’s aunt used to say, “If you can’t rip, you can’t sew.” And it you can’t “kill your darlings”, Faulkner is purported to have said, you can’t write.
Now, after sleeping on it, I haven’t found the title I was searching for, have I? I think maybe I’ll go for a walk and try to hunt up an inspiration.