I'm super close to finishing the current draft of my WIP. I'll definitely be wrapping it up this week! Woo-hoo! My next draft should go much quicker because of the amount of manuscript surgery I've already completed.
I've decided to change the title. I've already bounced my newest idea off critique partners, but I'm still test driving it. I liked the first title I came up with, but I wasn't sold on it. The second one, refreshingly different from the first, wasn't quite right, either. Now I'm on the third title, and I think it's "the one." We shall see.
I'm fully aware titles get changed, and I'm fine with that. Still, I want to have a title I'm proud of when it's time to query agents. I think a good title can:
*give a positive first impression
*hint at or tell the topic and/or theme
*share a bit of the book's flavor
*fit the age group of the book's intended audience
*reflect the genre
*be one more place to show our creativity
No pressure, right? Hee-hee.
Off topic, but I'll end with a photo I took Friday of my wingman, Thistle. He's often right there, behind my chair, when I'm writing. In fact, he's there now.
Instead of pulling Gs, my wingman pulls Zs. Zzzzz...
How are your projects coming? How important do you think it is to have a good working title?