I'm good at coming up with titles for books that nobody has written. It's harder to come up with titles for the books I've written. When they're in progress, I use working titles that are most often named after the main character or some feature I had in mind when I first began the book. For example, Until It Hurts to Stop was in a file named "Margaret," after the main character. I got the title for that book by pulling a phrase out of the text, a phrase that seemed to work on a couple of levels.
But it never gets easier. For my work in
progress, I came up with what I thought was a decent title. When I did a
search, I discovered that it is a good title--so good that another
writer is using it on a book coming out this spring. Titles can be
reused, but not so close together.
I keep saying I should write about something so strange and obscure that there will be no competition for possible titles!