Friday, April 27, 2012
Tackling title trouble
For my current WIP, about half-blood angels and devils, I do not have a title, not even a working title. I find this pretty restricting. I think I am spending more time brainstorming a title than working on the story.
Last month while exercising, a lovely title popped into my mind ‘Forever More.’ I spent the entire day basking in the warm glow of peace and happiness that the title had filled me with. I even decided that my title will have the words followed by ellipsis: ‘Forever More….’
The next morning unable to believe my luck at coming up with what I considered an awesome title, I googled it. My heart broke into a million pieces. A book by that name already exists. I even checked on Amazon. There are two books by that name.
Now I am back to square one, unable to think of a title. This title trouble is driving me crazy. I know that the need of the hour is to write the first draft and not worry about a title. In good time a decent title will appear at my mind’s doorstep.
Are you all like me where titles are concerned? Do you all need to have a title in place before the words start spilling on to the computer screen? Or can you all write an entire story without having any clue regarding its title? Does anyone have any suggestions for me where my title trauma/trouble is concerned? Any advice is welcome and appreciated.