So you write a book, have it critiqued, revise it to death, then spend countless weeks struggling to come up with the perfect title. Failing to find that perfect set of cover words, you put out a call to your critique partners, hoping they can come up with something awe inspiring. Alas they do, and you send them many thanks and ship it off, only to be faced with the sudden realization that there is another book (although nothing like yours) with the exact same title.
This is my writing curse. Does it bother me? Not so much, anymore. It's happened to me so often that I no longer become attached to any one working title, willing to toss it aside without a thought when my agent suggests something less abstract. My published friends say that my nonchalant attitude is a good one, that most books go through numerous title changes before they ever hit the shelves. I am hoping they are right!
As of now, my WIP has gone through four title changes, and I fully anticipate a few more. How about you? how many title changes do you usually go through before you settle on the perfect one?