Titles

Happy Tuesday everyone! I had a busy weekend, so I didn’t get much work done regarding my writing. I’m trying to make some more progress on a story of mine before diving into NaNoWriMo. Unfortunately, it’s sort of taken a back burner to outlining and continuing to edit The Historian.

But I did make progress on my NaNoWriMo project: I came up with a title! Some writers wait and come up with titles after the project is completed, but I prefer to have a title up front. I tell myself that the title isn’t set in stone, and that I can always go back and change it if they title doesn’t end up reflecting the story at the end.

Coming up with a title for The Historian was fairly simple – after all, that story is truly about Emilia. As much as there are other questions to be answered, it’s ultimately a story of her journey.

So my title for this upcoming project? Into the Void.

Kind of ominous and weird, right? I think it reflects the general plot well (at least, the plot that I have so far). I think I may end up changing it, but for me, I hate seeing the word “untitled” on my draft. Titling a story makes it so much more real to me.

How do you come up with titles for your projects? Do you find that to be an important, or even necessary, part of your process?

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