For some people, the title comes before the book. For others, it may come during the brainstorming, the outlining or that first draft. For me? It still hasn't come. I started with a temporary title pulled from my prologue. However, the words I chose were a made up language created by The Fae in my book. The pronunciation will likely be different depending on the person. I figured this wouldn't do. I had more important things to focus on these past few months with the rewrite so I kept the working title that I had.
Now that I am in a critique group, I figured that I had better get serious about a title. I brainstormed. I wrote down every noun, verb and adjective that brought elements of my story to mind. No luck. So I took the plunge...
And found this gem on Rachelle Gardner's website:
How to Title Your Book
Oh how I love her. I follow her. I think I missed this post because it was written when I was in throes of a Mini NaNo, racing to finish in 30 days (I didn't. I finished in under 90, though!). Although I don't feel 100% confident in my title, it's getting there.
Intriguing. But not quite there yet.
How do you title? Is it easy? Does it simply come to you? Or do you have to work at it like I do? Perhaps it varies with you depending on your project? Do tell!
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