Here's another "secret" from writing Trauma and the Golden Lady.
It was surprising to me when I looked back on my earliest notes for writing my book (about mid-2004). I jotted down some of what I called "temporary titles" to help me focus on issues that I felt might be interesting and reflect my experience, expertise and interest. Issues of value to me included: Posttraumatic stress, mental health, suicide, suicide bereavement, spirituality, and, of course, the story of a young woman's journey in life - trying to seek and possess well being and personal fulfillment.
Here are some of my, ugh, initial "temporary titles" for sections, chapters or title of my book. Please remember that none were intended as final titles for the book, but rather as guides for future observation and research and writing. They were a part of my very raw brainstorming that I now share with you.
Running in search of a God
Gifts from the grave
Sylvia Plath: lessons for life
In search of self
One story: mine, hers, ours
Creating a world for self-expression
Forging a soul
Me and Sylvia Plath
There were many other such brainstorming titles for initial focus and reflection. It's a taste of the mechanics, the soul-searching for my writing. I hope this is of some help to a future writer or reader.