Another thing a title does, is get you out of your pajamas.
I don't mean that the way you are thinking I mean that.
Years ago I was a follower of flylady.com - a housekeeping website for the messy marvins of the world who secretly wished we weren't quite so- messy. Sadly, I couldn't keep up with it and my home remains a disorganized, cluttered, disaster. But flylady had one piece of advice that I took with me and continue to find valuable: put some shoes on. Her belief was that you would not be able to take your day seriously if you stayed in your slippers. For us writers and work-at-home types, this is an important message. If I get up in the morning, drive the kids to school, come back to write, but am still in my pajamas (yes, I
A title does this for writing. It gets it dressed. It makes it real. Even a first draft. You don't have to marry the title you start with - you can kick it to the curb once you figure out what it is you are writing - but flirt with it for a while. Buy it a drink, take it to dinner - love the one you're with - You won't regret it - I promise.