I've been wrestling with the title of my current WIP and wondering, how many times do author's change their book titles? I know that a publisher might suggest a new title after they've accepted the manuscript, although such has never happened to me. Knock on wood.
Still, I've changed the title of my WIP twice already. I now that titles do matter to readers, because besides the cover, the title might catch my attention as well when I'm looking for something new to read. I saw an awkward title of a book some time back and it definitely turned me off.
I've heard some authors say the true genius of finding a great title lies in some special words within the story after the entire book is written. I can see the wisdom of this approach. Perhaps, I should just wait until I've finished Sindriel's story to really know what to call it.
It's tempting to spend a lot of time figuring out a title, but it actually doesn't matter as much as getting the book written. *sheepish grin* Yeah, which means that I'm off to work the true meat of my WIP. Lol. Sorry, that came out dirty for some reason. *shrug*
I write erotic romance, what can I say? :-)
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Mary Corrales writes erotic romance in multiple genres including paranormal and contemporary suspense.