So I'm nearly done with the first draft of my WIP. And the whole time I've been working on it, the title has been up at the top of the page bugging me.
I loved it, actually, so that wasn't it. It's just that there were two words in it 99% of the population on Earth would never have heard of.
I knew it would have to change. But it was just so perfect. Sigh.
So today it came to me. A nice, new title. One that conveys the message of the book way better. One that everyone on Earth will understand. I think these are both good things. So I changed it. Now I have a nice simple title. One I could tell people (not that I'm ready to do that yet) and they wouldn't screw up their faces and say, "What does that mean?" or "Is that English?"
They say a title can make or break a book. Sol Stein has a great section about this very thing in Stein on Writing (which BTW is a great book if you're looking for a new one to read. Or even if you want to reread one you've already read.)
What's your favorite book title?