The hardest part about writing stories I find is figuring out what to call them. Sometimes the stories have an obvious general idea about them, or the title triggers the story. For the most part, for me at least, the stories come to me and they don’t have a title.
I’m beginning to consider titles for my books, at least in passing. I have lots of time to decide, as I’m only starting to seriously edit the one and am still writing the other. Ideas are floating through my mind. None have stuck yet, and that’s okay. When the right one comes to me, it’ll hang around and not let go.
Like the other aspects of book creation, titling, cover creation, and marketing are skills I will be learning. I’m going to take time to learn as well as I can. I have time to set aside for these skills, and the desire to know how to do them.
Each step is a new opportunity to learn more skills. I love books and am fascinated by all things book creation. In the age of the internet, access to information is easier than ever. I can find courses run by actual experts that I’d never meet in person and glean their knowledge. One more adventure in the book writing process. It may not be as glamorous as slaying dragons, but not everything will be.
Go learn, try something new, and grow as a person.
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.