I could have also called this post, “Mighty Morphin’ Story Titles”, LOL.
It all amounts to the same thing, my titles are fluid things.
Not sure why, but I want to share these with you. You’ll see the original title and the date, then the most recent, or in some cases, the final title that accompanied the work to print.
- Control(11/2012)…I Love You, Now Die (? / 2013)
- Table by the Sea (11/2013)…Aphrodite’s Twin (6/2014): Not really a morph job, more like the original title was over thrown by the lead story. It made more sense during re-writes to use the lead as the wrap around and thus the change was made.
- And Unto Me, A New Life is Born (6/2008)…Let There Be Life (10/2008)
- Oh What a Tangled Wig We Weave (7/2008)…Hello Diva (1/2012)
- A Year in the Life (8/2012)…Breaking Point (11/2012)
- No Ordinary Love (6/1992)…A Mother’s Love (11/2007)
- Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places (? / 1998)…High Seas (? / 2007)
A friend explained that he knows an author who doesn’t set a title until the manuscript is complete. I’m thinking perhaps I should do the same. But I’ll be pooped if I don’t think of titles almost at the same moment the initial idea hops into focus. For example, the two manuscripts I’m kicking around for NaNo this year – both came with titles built-in. The titles are integral to the first scenes the characters sent me. Hmmmm. Well, much like the stories themselves, I suspect things will change as I go through the process. Can’t wait to see what I end up with :-).
If you write – how do you come up with your titles?