I love this article because I can totally relate! So often, the first title I give my work usually ends up being the plot presented in a very broad stroke. I think every single one of my books has gone through alternate titles before arriving at the one that stuck.
Did you know that my young adult novel, Strays was previously titled, Hothead and the Dog Days of Summer?
Click here to see more extreme versions (read: REALLY BAD TITLES that were almost given to some great novels! )
Could you imagine if English classes across the country were talking about Trimalchio in West Egg (F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby) or Something that Happened (John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.)
And, Happy Halloween!