The new project I’ve been working on involves zombies. I know, I know, the genre is saturated right now but I write to entertain myself, not to make money (for now), and I’ve been a fan of zombie stories forever.
I wasn’t sure how well my story would be received, it’s a little weird, so I was thinking about putting it up on Wattpad. It seemed like a good idea, little did I know the can of worms I was about to open.
As I got ready to upload the story I ran into my first problem, the title. When I’m writing I usually just slap a quick name on it and come up with something better later. The problem here was that the story isn’t quite done yet and no titles had jumped out at me.
Well, I’m a writer, it shouldn’t be too hard to come up with a couple words, right?
The can of worms:
I came up with about 15 different titles that I thought were fantastic and creative. To make sure they hadn’t already been used, or associated with an adult site, I googled them. Guess what happened? Every single one of them had already been in print or the movies. One of my favorites was a band name. If they were any good I might have considered using it anyway. Nope, moving on.
Every single one. That amazed me. Even the ones that weren’t that great had already been used. Either great minds think alike or I’m not nearly as creative as I think (quite likely).
Trying to come up with more ideas, I googled every one and had the same results. I’ve been at this for over an hour now. Wow. Just… Wow.
Back to square one. Again.