What’s the hardest part of writing? Every author will give you their own answer. Mine? Choosing a book title. What the heck am I supposed to call that thing, anyways? How do I make it snappy and something inviting while capturing the essence of the story?
I didn’t know the title to Runaway Magic until the book was done and I was working on the cover. Well, the sequel is well underway. I’m beginning to pick a title for it. What the heck am I going to call it?
I’ve got a file where I keep promotional material for the Forest Guardians series, like possible titles, possible book blurbs, and so on. One method that works is for me to start listing possible titles. I just put out whatever comes to mind and see if something really strikes me as being perfect. The other thing I do is a quick search to see how many other works share the title. I had one I loved for the sequel, but I’d be competing with so many other books that I’d get lost in the mix.
The good news is that I have time to decide. I have until the book gets submitted for publishing, really. While I also have to assign my ISBN number, and I do that myself, again it’s a thing done during the publishing process.
That’s also why the coming soon title on the main page has no title yet. I know the basis of the story, but I don’t yet know what it’ll be called. Oh, well, I do have time!
What’s your writing challenge, your own hardest part?
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.