It’s a little like the whole chicken and egg thing… does the title come before the book or the book come before the title?
What I mean is… do you generally have a working title in mind before you start writing a story? I know if I’m ever lucky enough to get published, the editors will almost definitely choose the title, but I’ve found with most of my wips, a strong title (which reflects the book) has come to me before I’ve even started writing.
1) The Divorce Coordinator – a story that will NEVER see the light of day.
2) For Love or Ratings – this was actually an exception as this story started its life as ”Farmer Finds a Wife.”
3) Falling For His Magic
4) No Business Like Show Business
5) The Who’s Who of Matt McKinnell
All these above titles said something HUGE about the book for ME. But in the last week or so, I’ve been trying to plan the next wip and found titles a little elusive. I had two vague ideas and then FINALLY a title came to me for the second of them. Since then, I’ve been scribbling furiously about this idea but the title for the first idea still eludes me and it seems without a title, I’m unable to delve very deep into the idea.
Does this happen for any of you or are you one of those people who titles hold little significance for? Would love to hear your thoughts….