This is the book that named itself.
When I submitted the partial to my editor, it was under the name "Untitled Rodeo Book" because to be honest, I suck at titles. It was only two chapters long at the time, anyway, so I figured that I had time to flail around for a title idea before it ended up on the schedule.
Instead, Angie sent the contact back to me for The Devil Inside.
Perfect! It was the name of the bull that Cody rides in the opening chapter. What a great name for the book.
But when I e-mailed her back, saying so, she said she thought that had been the title all along.
So if she didn't choose the title, and I didn't, obviously the book itself picked it out. And since the main characters both are dealing with some serious baggage, it works on a couple of different levels as well.
In the end, a fictional bull named after a song by INXS in a toss-away attempt at mimicking the names of real rodeo bulls ended up inspiring a title that fits the book perfectly.
Who woulda thought? :)
Today's question -- what's your favorite book title?