Originally Posted by gmw
Hmm... you're right. Perhaps I should go ahead just so I can write with the required verisimilitude. The cheque could get washed up on a desert island where the poor stranded sailor writes his message on the back and throws it back again - so when I finally get it, I'd have to choose between banking it or doing something about rescuing the sailor. I could even borrow lines off the Dylan song for chapter titles - they're obscure enough to fit almost anything I could write. (Shhh... don't tell anyone about this idea
A word and title come to mind. "Lost."
The check would have a "number" on it of course.
Once you publish the best seller, and I write half the screen plays, we can both retire to our own island.