How do you title books?
When I'm working on them, they usually have the title of a main character. That's how it begins. Then I'll shift it to something else. The title a book starts out with in my computer is VERY RARELY the title it ends up with. And the ones that have managed to stay the same, may not stay the same for long...
My husband has named ONE book for me, and honestly I think it's my favorite. Insight - a YA paranormal.
If you're anything like me - you pick books first by recommendation, then by title and cover. So, yeah. It's important.
The other night I was having problems with something I'd just finished a rough draft on.
Me: I'm having title problems.
Mike: Oh. (looks away quickly, hoping to be left alone)
Mike: Sigh - how about "This Title Grabs You."
Me: Very funny.
Mike: Fine, fine. But really, I think you should just name your books READ THIS IT'S MY BOOK and then you can just have vol. I, vol. II, vol. III...
Me: Never mind. I'll figure it out on my own...
I still don't have it figured, but I'm down to 5 options, and that counts for something, right?
Where do your titles come from? Do you like to use characters names? Settings? Phrases spoken in the text? Or does it change from project to project?