Are you a writer who needs a title before you ever begin writing? I know one well-known writer who always has to have a title to write to before she can lay a word on paper. Another author writes for awhile and finds her title within the text she's created. Sometimes it takes a village to come up with a clever, inventive moniker for a written work of art. Thank God I don't need to have a title before I start to write, or I'd still be looking at that horrible, ever-white page flickering on my computer screen.
Frankly, titles befuddle me. I never seem to have an idea for a title when I start filling my blank pages with black squiggles. For example, I'm working on the second book in my Shay O'Hanlon Mystery series, and the working title is Shay Book 2. Talk about inspiring. Not.
Eventually I'll ask others to read my work and give me ideas for what they think a kick a** title might be. Often their suggestions leave something to be desired, but once in awhile they come up with IT. You know when it's THE ONE: the title that echoes your words, mirrors your intentions, and boldly illustrates the goodness contained within the pages of your work, all encompassed in just a few tiny words. I know I'd sure like to find IT a lot more often.
Rotten titles abound, and it is rare to find that one gem in the thicket of thousands of words. The best title I've ever seen is Another Bullshit Night In Suck City. That dang thing tickles me to no end. So as bad as coming up with a title might get, it'll never be as terrible as having one more crappy evening in that stinking town!