I need a title. Not just any title, but one that will convey the tone of the manuscript I’m working on, and give a hint of the story. I’ve been told I shouldn’t worry about it, that if it sells, the publishing house will probably change it anyway.
But think about it – if that busy editor is about to head home, and needs something to read, is she going to pick up a manuscript with a snappy or intriguing title, or one that’s so generic it could fit any genre? Okay, maybe it won’t make a difference in the long run, but every little thing we can do to draw an editor’s attention to our work is worth the effort.
But even more than that, I need a title. I could call it Cassie’s book, or the HQ book, but that doesn’t exactly call to me in the morning when I turn on the computer.
So, the search is on. I need a title that is fun, light, something to do with psychic ability (but not paranormal). And who knows, if the book sells, the publisher might just let me keep my perfect title.
Am I the only one who feels this way? Do you need just the right title for your book as you write it?