Some people love em, some people loathe em! Thinking up titles that is.
I must admit that with most of my stories, I started with a title. I’m one of those writers who wasn’t really able to start until I had a title I was happy with. Of course I knew that if I was ever lucky (cos it is a lot of luck) enough to get published, I would more than likely have to change the title. But I still needed one to start.
The story I recently sold to Carina, originally started it’s life as The Maverick Millionaire’s Christmas Fairy. Maverick told me a lot about the hero and the Christmas Fairy, the heroine. After revs with M&B I had to change the title because it was no longer a Christmas story, so it because Maverick Millionaire, Musical Mistress. I liked both these titles but I changed the title again when I subbed to Carina (for a few reasons). It became HIS CHRISTMAS FAIRY.
But now, I have to brainstorm some ideas for a new title because Carina want to call it something different again. I’m not sure yet if they have any direction I need to follow so at the moment, I’ve been brainstorming with friends a list of titles I can send to my editor (will NEVER get tired of writing that) for consideration.
I’d love some help. So far (with the help of a couple of writing pals) I’ve come up with the list below:
One Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
The Boss’s Christmas Fairy
His Christmas Dream
Her Christmas Wish
A Crash, A Fairy and A Christmas Baby
Yule Be Mine
I’ve ”bolded” my favourites but would love some more suggestions, if anyone has any they’d like to add. It’s a Christmas story about a boss and employee coming together after a one night stand involving a little bit of a mix-up. So, if you have any ideas, please comment.
Before I go though, the prize for most cringeworthy title so far goes to my lovely friend Nikki Logan who suggested ”Family Reception, Christmas Conception.” BAHAHHAHAHA!