Books

The perfect title. Deciding is hard.

Make it good, cause this is permanent.

You wouldn’t believe how many titles I’ve come up with since the very first thought of publishing this book came up… or maybe you would. I’d like to be able to quote an actual number, but honestly, I wasn’t counting. It feels like a million- but I’m sure it wasn’t actually that many. Let’s say a few dozen, as that seems like what I’ve done in just the past few weeks.

RV + Work = Workamping was a top contender! I really thought it would be the final one, but after spending so much time trying to get the word Workamping to fit on one line in my word doc, and big just as big and bold as the others- let’s just say I said to hell with it and moved on.

I’ve come to the final resting place with Live. Camp. Work. I’ve loved these three words together from what seems like the start of my own Workamping adventure. I actually purchase the domain years ago when I thought I wanted it to be my blog but just focused on living, working, and camping in an RV- instead of all about my family. I can’t remember why I didn’t move forward with that… but everything happens for a reason, and here we are today.

Deciding on a title. 

If you know me, then you know I’m all about change! I love it. I thrive in it and I need it to be happy. I love switching things up and making them fresh again after they’ve gotten stale or I’m just flat out bored with them. But a title for a book is not something you can really change. Once it’s printed and copies have been purchased- that’s done.

Sure you could technically change the title and republish, but I’m not really a fan of that method and just wanted to prove to myself that I can make the perfect decision the first time. So, I set out to find the perfect title.

My criteria: 

  1. Catchy
  2. Easy to read
  3. Easy to understand
  4. Timeless

Catchy: Every book needs a catchy title to draw in readers. It doesn’t have to be shocking in my personal view, but should be something that sparks an interest. After all they are judging a book by its cover.

Easy to read: I don’t want people tripping of the title of my book. Everyone should be able to read the title without hiccups flubs or errors.

Easy to understand: I wanted a title that made it easy for everyone who read it to understand what the book was about. Nothing where they had to question if the book was for them, or on a specific topis. Just an easy choice to say, “Hey! This looks good. I think I’ll read this one.”

Timeless: This was tough. You want the title to be catchy but you also want something that will stand the test of time. Adding words that may or may not take on a new meaning down the road was a real consideration. I felt it was best to go simple and stay true to the content.

In the end, I’m crazy about the title! It was a hard decision, one that took me a long time to make, but overall I believe I found the perfect fit for the book and hope you do as well!

Live. Camp. Work is describes everything in 3 simple words.

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