Titles, Titles, Titles
February 17, 2012
Titles. I hate ’em. Really. I mean, yeah, finding a great title for a book — THE perfect title — that’s really fun. A great feeling. But other than that coming up with titles just sucks. And that’s part of what I’m doing today. I’m sitting in front of my computer working on a proposal for my next two novels. I know what they’re about, mostly. But I have no idea what to call them. And so I go to Amazon, and as ideas occur to me, I search their books section to see if anyone has used the title before. Not that this would absolutely rule out any given option. No one can copyright a title, which is why you sometimes see two or three or five books with the same title. But all things being equal, I would rather come up with something original. I have a title for one of the two books. At least it’s a working title. I know that I’m not ready to commit to using it by the fact that I’m not willing to say what it is. Not yet. I don’t like it enough. Maybe it’ll grow on me. Maybe not. But it’s good enough for now, and I still have another book to name. –Sigh– I wonder if a beer would help….
Hope you all have a good weekend.