TITLE, TITLE, WHO'S GOT THE TITLE?
People always ask me what is my favorite part of writing or the least favorite. I love everything about the writing process: research, creation, editing. I squeal when I see a new cover. Everything is so exciting! Well, except for one part: titles. I STINK at titles. I am always asking the girls for help and even then it's hard to pick. For one thing, I know the title is huge. In most stores, the spine is all the buyer sees. When I'm browsing for a book, I'm looking for either a title that grabs me or a name I know and love. I pull it out, glance at the cover, then read the back. So to me, the title is the most important thing to pick right.
I'm really proud of myself because I came up with The Lightkeeper's Daughter
all by myself. Same with The LIghtkeeper's Bride
which is coming out in October. Lonestar Homecoming
was titled by my editor and it was sooo appropriate. The 3rd book in the Mercy Falls series has been a real booger to title though. We wanted to keep the word Lightkeeper in it to tie in with the rest of the books in the series. Olivia is from established wealth. She's thrown overboard off shore Mercy Falls and the lightkeeper and his wife take her in. So we came up with The Lightkeeper's Guest. What do you think? Would you pick up that title or should we go back to the drawing board? Incidentally, Denise rocks at titles. This one is hers. LOL
Labels: novel titles, writing process