My titles are very important to me, and I’m not completely sure why that is. Since most of the time when I am writing a novel, my title is a working title, I don’t give it as much consideration as I would if it was a completed manuscript. With that said, your title is important. It could be the one thing that grabs the reader. I know I have chosen a book based on it’s title before. (of course I have also chosen or not chosen a book because of its cover, so…)
How much weight do you put in your title while you are writing?
Curious to see if your title could become a best seller? For fun, try the Lulu Titlescorer to find out. http://www.lulu.com/titlescorer/index.php
You can also pit two titles against each other and see which is the better title. http://www.lulu.com/titlescorer/fight.php
So I ran my title from last year – and it had a 79.6% chance of becoming a best seller. That would be nice. Pretty good odds. lol
This years only has a 22.9% chance. That’s okay – it’s a working title. I can come up with something better, I’m sure of it.
So have you run your title through Lulu’s titlescorer? What’s your score?