I know there's strength in meeting together with others going through the same struggles. So I've decided to start my own support group.
Welcome to the first ever meeting of Suck At Titles Anonymous, or SATA. If you've ever written a book or story under the title of "My Story" or "Stupid Freaking YA Book" or "Some Awesome Title" then this is the place for you!
Pull up a chair, or. . . well . . . stay in the one you're already in.
First of all, it's important that you know that you're not alone. There, take a deep breath and just feel it sink in--you're not alone. *supportive, therapist-type smile on the whole group*
Let me give you a happy thought:
There, don't you feel better now?
As so many other support groups do, SATA will also be adopting a Step Program to success and healing. Today we'll work on the first three.
Step 1: Admit that you are horrible at titles.
Step 2: Believe that a power greater than you will eventually come up with a better title than "The One With the Fairies."
Step 3: Realize that you can't do it alone. You may need ask for help from other writers, loved ones, children, Twitter or Facebook friends, or strangers on the street.
Time out for a group hug.
Now comes the sharing portion of our group meeting. I'll start. Right now I'm working on a Middle Grade novel and my working title is "The Bad Guy Book." I've tossed around the title of "The Villain's Tale" but I know that sucks, too.
How about you? What are some of the bad titles you've come up with?