Truth be told, Vessel was not my first choice for a title. Shocked? Don’t be. Titles rank near the bottom of creative things that I obsess over when working on a story and I was pressed to come up with something other than “Untitled SF/Adventure Story”.
Why Vessel then?
I wanted something catchy that would grab a reader’s attention. Let’s face it, I don’t have the budget to make splashy covers so I have to put the emphasis on creative wordage. Vessel is a story about spaceships, aliens, and crime so it made a cockeyed sort of sense to draw on the idea of the main characters being the ‘vessel’ to take the reader from one point in the story to the next.
Make sense? Doesn’t have to. In the end, the title worked for the story and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Although, I have adopted a more selective approach in title naming for future stories.
Have a great day and much love. 🙂