I don't want to go into whether a title draws your attention today - I'd like to discuss the magic that takes place waaaay before that.
More specifically, the title of your work, and when/how you arrive there.
Today I was thinking about what I would call my book, but nothing sounds right, and I think it's because for me, it's not finished.
I, for one, have never titled my work before I've started writing. I always wait until the end, and then give my story its name. (I even do that with my blog posts!) I don't know why it's like that--it's just always worked for me.
I know some authors can't write a single word until they've formulated their title, and that works too. To each his/her own :)
When I've finished writing, sometimes the name just comes to me, sometimes I play around with a few, but the one I like the best--when it's right, I just somehow know. (I know sometimes Agents/Publishers suggest different titles based on marketability, but we all have to start somewhere).
What do you do? Do you title your work before or after you start writing? What helps you to determine your title?
p.s. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!