Coming up with the right title for a novel is always a process. I had the working title I used when writing it, but I knew that wouldn’t be the final version. A year ago, I bounced ideas off my critique partners, but none of them felt quite right. Over the past month, my editor and I e-mailed back and forth with one brainstormed list after another, but we weren’t quite satisfied. Then TODAY we landed on the perfect title for the novel:
THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS
It cuts right to the heart of the story, and it’s such a natural fit – and there has been much rejoicing!