So . . . I’m not great with titles. Not for fiction. I don’t know why.
I’m coming to the end of my editing spree of the WIP (at least I hope!), and I feel like I need a new title. I’ve got one now (no, it’s not Sheena Easton—that was just its nickname!), and it’s a really good one—but I don’t think it necessarily fits my MS.
I went through this same thing with my first MS, and I drove myself nuts, trying to decide on a query-worthy title. In the end, I came up with a decent one, but it still lacked the *perfect* factor.
Why is this so hard?? Oh, because it’s only my dream that I gave pretty much everything up for. No pressure or anything. 🙂
I know one-word titles are “hot” right now, but I don’t think that’s going to work for this MS. The title I have now gives off an edgier vibe than does my book. I don’t necessarily think that’s a *huge* problem—whatever gets the book read, and it’s not *just* about the title—and titles change—but I’d still like to get it as close to perfect as possible.
Anyone out there have any tips for me? How do you come up with your titles?
I’m all ears!