I got to think a lot about titles recently. My paranormal novella that The Wild Rose Press will be releasing has gone through several titles before I'd settled on The Curse.
But they already had a book with the title Curses. Too close to my own title.
So, on the title hunt I went. I asked for a little direction from my editor who asked me some excellent questions to consider on what I want to focus on with the title. I then did some brainstorming, but felt stuck. I went to one of my RWA chapters and asked for a little help - posting a blurb on what it was about and about ten titles I had come up with so far. Funnily, someone suggested a title that I had original come up with and later dismissed, but they also came up with a lot of other good suggestions. I then took their suggestions, my list, and the questions my editor asked me and came up with a title I liked almost as much as The Curse. Unfortunately, title was already taken. :-) I re-considered wanting to keep the theme of redemption in the title (a suggestion by my editor).
Drum roll.....The new title is The Beast's Redemption.
How do you all come up with your titles? Sometimes I'm lucky and a title comes to me immediately. Other times I struggle to find the perfect title.