Titles rate high in my book, pun intended. A clever title says a lot about an author. Or does it?
The publishing machine often changes the titles authors give to their novels. Unless we have inside knowledge of a particular work, we don't know if the book dons its original title. I like my titles, and I'm sure other authors favor their own selections. Sometimes I see the title before the story or sometimes it works its way to the surface through the words of the story as it develops, fairly quickly. However, the story I'm working on now is halfway finished and it has no title. Shocking. For me.
How do you feel about titles? Do you get yours before, during, or after you've written your story? How would you feel about someone wanting to change it?
Father, you have many titles. All noble, powerful, indicative of superlatives and perfection and ultimate beauty in the purest form. Titles are important to you as well. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.