Sometimes you think of the title for your book before the you have an idea for it. Like the book I’m working on now, Don’t Beg for Love. Provocative and poignant, right? The title gave me the idea to write about an older generation of lovers facing their last chance for love.
Sometimes you have the idea for the book and struggle for days to find the right title. I’ve written an entire novel before without a title. I even sent it off to the editor still needing a title.
There are a lot of websites and blogs out there that warn you to pick the right title that will sell the most books. Probably sound advice, but in the end, you have to go with what feels right to you. You can always use tags and keywords to attract the buyer.
The struggle is real, my friends. And my way of avoiding the struggle is finding a word or even a sentence in my writing that captures what I’m trying to convey with my story. So, what’s in a title? The heart of your story.