I feel like a lot of people have had this problem at at least one point – Niamh
This shouldn’t be so difficult.
It’s only the first draft – I can change it later if I really don’t like it. So why is it I can’t think up a blooming title for this story?
I stared at the same space on the document as I had been for the last few minutes trying to will a title to appear on the page. I know how the story will go; thought up backgrounds for several characters, significant scenes that would be brimming with character development and yet something as small as the title was giving me so much grief.
Is this what all writers faced or was I just an idiot?
Maybe it was just a confidence thing; like some part of my brain is making me believe I need it all to be perfect from the first draft or else no one will ever like it and then I’ll fail. But that’s ridiculous because how often are things really like that? That’s why editors and betas are a thing. People need constructive criticism to know where to improve.
But then that little voice in the back of my head says otherwise. I should tell that voice to shut up. The voice is wrong, it doesn’t know anything and I need to harnass this spite to show it how wrong it is. Maybe I should name the voice, a good name to say shut up to. Like Gregory.
Shut up Gregory.
Alright now I have a target for my spite. I’ll prove Gregory just how wrong he is. And with that I put down a title at long last. It might need to change later but oh well. I can feel a satisfying sense of accomplishment flowing through me. Like a chain reaction I feel more motivated now than before and my fingers begin their eager dance across the keyboard.
Now I just need a name for my protagonist…