I face a dilemma, friends. (Yes I’ve emerged from blogging hiatus. Though for how long is yet to be determined.)
You see, Lodestar needs a new title. This is because in the Google alerts I’ve been getting for that title, it shows up as a way of referring to a foreign political leader. Not exactly the connotation I want to have associated with my book.
And I can’t come up with anything else on my own.
My options that I’ve brainstormed myself:
Thanks to a Saturday tweet, I’ve been graced with the following options:
Song of the Sun
And Then the Stars Fall
First Star Rising
Dawn at the Edge of Black
(Thanks go to Liana Brooks for these ones!)
I’ve fallen in love with one from that latter list. (But I’m not going to say.) But this is where my second dilemma comes in.
I know that more often than not, a book’s title gets changed during the publication process. The title I’m in love with (aside from the first one I named it and have been referring to it by for the past year and some odd months) doesn’t perfectly fit the novel. I’m tempted to tweak the novel to make the book fit the title.
But do I do that? Or do I go with a blander title that I don’t love so I’m not devastated when a publisher wants to change it down the road?
What are your thoughts? (And please vote in the poll on the sidebar for your favorite title from this post.)