New Title Needed
I'm working on a revision of Plans, Executions and Results before giving it tobandcandy for beta-review, and I've decided that I hate the title. It's too abstract, it's insufficiently dramatic, and it doesn't convey anything like the real feeling. I've come up with a bunch of possible titles.
Here they are so far:
No Way Out, But a Solution
No Way Out, But an Answer
I like concrete titles rather than abstract ones, and I like to convey some of the feeling of the story if I can. Here, the significant issues are (1) F & G try to find a way to escape, but there is none; (2) F & G decide to die valiantly even though they believe those deaths are useless and will achieve nothing; (3) their valiant deaths really do achieve something, because they save James & Lily and allow Harry to be born, thus winning the war. So on the one hand, the title might convey the hopelessness of their situation, or it might convey the valor of their choice, or it might convey the unexpected hopeful result.
I'd appreciate your thoughts and opinions on the subject, including any preferences among the above or any other or different titles you might suggest.