Book Titles

I have title envy when I see other peoples work. I'm a terrible namer. I called Immortalis, "Book," for the longest time before I decided on it's name. Even now I'm not sure it's good enough.

So how about you? How did you come up with the titles for your books/stories? Are you happy with the names you've given your work?

As I write book 2, I'm finding I'm still no good at naming. Looks like it will remain "Book 2," for a while.

Comments

Jody Hedlund said…
I'm terrible with titles too. I have really generic ones right now. But hopefully someday an editor will help find the perfect one for me! I know they're important, but finding the perfect title just isn't my thing!
Windsong said…
For me, it depends. The novel I'm querying right now took me forever to come up with a title. But other stories give me their titles right away. For what it's worth, I like Immortalis. :D
Janna Qualman said…
I find the less I stress over it, the easier one just naturally works itself out.

And plus, I know having a working title is crucial, but I feel less pressure knowing the final decision would come down to the publisher/editor, anyway. Takes the pressure off!
Lady Glamis said…
You know, it seems like EVERYBODY is blogging about titles lately! I need to join in and do a post! Hopefully I'll answer your questions in that post.

For now, all I can tell you is that I come up with titles in strange ways.
quixotic said…
Good point about the title changing. I think I need to try and put less emphasis on it.
Jessica said…
Titles are tricky. I know a couple of people trying to find a good title.
I like Immortalis alot! Good luck with the next one. :-)
Tess said…
Ugh! Titles are difficult for me as well. I usually keep a journal and jot ideas over the course of months (usually when I'm writing the novel) and then - at the end - go throught that list and either take one or toss the whole thing. Don't stress too much, however, I've had many a friend who struggled over a title only to have the publisher change it!
quixotic said…
I do that too, with jotting ideas down. I just never feel quite satisfied with the final name I pick.
quixotic said…
Glad you guys like Immortalis!
Chosing a title is never easy, but I don't stress about it. There's a very high chance the editor will change my title anyway.

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