The one thing about the night is that I spent most of it completely obsessed with a new title. Does this happen to anybody else? Do you come up with a title first and then write a story around it? I've done this a couple of times. Rhapsody in Oil started that way, as did Beg the Liquid Red, among others. Sometimes, a specific word picks and picks at me until I find a way to incorporate it into a title; I've scribbled down a whole list of them that I have to work in, lol. That's how this new title came around, which will make pepperlandgirl4 happy, I think. I got stuck on this word when we were trying to name Craving Kismet last summer, and then started throwing it around again for a short story we're working on for an anthology. Now that the word has a new title home, I can let it go, lol.
But honestly, is this just me? Or do others work like this? Do you find inspiration in a title, or get stuck on a word until a story comes from that?