Does anyone else find choosing a title one of the worst things ever? I know writing blurbs is bad too, but I think I must spend just as much time – if not more – trying to decide on a title for my writing. I’ll even sometimes have a selection of five or so, and end up dithering between them. . . finally choosing one, only to decide I don’t like it later.
The funny thing is, when I’m coming up with ideas for stories, I’ll get great-sounding titles coming to me in droves. Only they never seem to fit the story I’ve written. Or as soon as I think of them they’re already marked for their own story.
Why are these things never easy?
I suppose I could try coming up with the title first, but when you don’t plan your writing, that can be a bit tricky. On the whole I know beforehand if I’m writing a romance or mystery or whatever, but more than that? No. And like I say, I come up with a title and it might fit for a while, but then I get to wondering. . .
Does anyone else have title terror? Or is it the stick-in-the-mud middles that give you headaches? The beastly blurb? Tricky time-finding? Whatever it is, I sure hope it gets easier with practice. (If it doesn’t, please don’t tell me. I’d rather live in that over-populated place; hope!)