When it comes to writing your first novel, there are three things you'll inevitably lose a lot of sleep over: the beginning, the end, and everything in the middle.
And then there's your title - a snappy name you that must grab your potential reader's attention, beautifully sum up what's in store, and can be easily searchable on Amazon.
No stress, then.
Naming a life-defining novel is a struggle that even the world's most famous writers are all too familiar with, as the following gallery shows.
Here are thirteen world-famous books, all of which had very different names before they saw shop shelves....
“All’s Well that Ends Well”
Later known as: War and Peace (1869)
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Later known as: Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Author: Jane Austen
Later known as: Little Dorrit (1857)
Author: Charles Dickens
Later known as: The Secret Garden (1911)
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Something That Happened”
Later known as: Of Mice and Men (1937)
Author: John Steinbeck
“A House of the Faith”
Later known as: Brideshead Revisited (1945)
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Later known as: To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)
Author: Harper Lee
“The Kingdom by the Sea”
Later known as: Lolita (1955)
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
“Tomorrow Is Another Day“
Later known as: Gone With The Wind (1936)
Author: Margaret Mitchell
“Trimalchio in West Egg”
Later known as: The Great Gatsby (1925)
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
“The Last Man in Europe”
Later known as: 1984 (1949)
Author: George Orwell
“Strangers from Within”
Later known as: Lord of the Flies (1954)
Author: William Golding
“Four and a Half Years of Struggle Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice”
Later known as: Mein Kampf (1925)
Author: Adolf Hitler