Ugh, titles. It’s hard to write a good one. Many of the contenders for my book were such stinkers that I’m embarrassed just thinking about them. I finally hit on How Lucky You Are as I was reading through one of the final drafts and spotted the phrase in a pivotal scene. It was immediately obvious–like, “Duh, of course this is The One” obvious.
That said, it’s fun to think of titles when the pressure’s off. (Well, fun for me, at least!) I have lots of them just waiting to be attached to something.
What are some of your favorites? My best friend loves The Winter of Our Discontent. Now, that’s a title.
Some goodies from my bookshelf:
The Bonfire of the Vanities
The Beautiful and Damned
Wallflower at the Orgy
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Optimist’s Daughter
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
A Moveable Feast
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Liars’ Club
A Good Man is Hard to Find
Light in August
Tender is the Night
The Ten-Year Nap
The House of Mirth