Titles – it looks so easy.
I’m currently on the 6th title for the sequel to ‘Gone…But Not Missed’. The first book was easy – it only changed once – and it was a minor change – Gone But Not Missing to Gone But Not Missed.
The sequel has been a challenge, in more ways than just the title. I’ve had formatting issues. I’m currently on my second editor. More than once, I’ve lost chapters. The whole book has been re-worked since my beta readers have read it.
Years ago, before I was a writer, I read an afterword by a famous author (I think it was Dean Koontz). He was talking about his previous books and their “first” and preferred titles. It was very funny but very pointed- he still wasn’t happy that the powers that be encouraged him to change the titles. With self publishing, I don’t have these issues. I just need to make sure the title captures the vibe of the book, is a bit catchy, and no other books have the title.
I’ll keep you posted…Once the publishing date is set, I’ll have the title. I hope…