Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yes, I was about to kiss a gator.
We do have gators all over the place down here, but I didn't just scoop this one up. :-) He was featured in a booth at the bookseller's convention, so I was able to hold him--and that was a first for me!
Actually, the gator was both heavier and calmer than I expected. Very heavy! Harry Kraus tried to hold him right after I handed him off, and the gator became quite agitated. (Harry thought it was because he was nervous on account of having a close encounter with a croc out in Africa. I have no such memories.)
Anyway, just wanted to share my gator picture. :-) As to what else is going on, I am hard at work on the final draft of my WIP, which has yet another new title: as of today, it's called THE INTRUDER. I'm working at a 25 page-per-day clip and still adding new scenes . . .
I've never had a WIP go through so many titles--first it was GHOST, then THE SHADOW, then LET THE DARK COME, and now, THE INTRUDER. At some point, one of these has to stick. My editor and I like the last one because it "matches" THE ELEVATOR and THE FACE.