Hey there, thanks for helping me out!! I'm currently working on a manuscript that I should be done with the first draft of soon, and from close to the beginning I've had a title picked out for the story. I happen to be fond of the title, and it's one of the only times a title has come to me so early on in the writing process, but that's exactly the problem - I don't want to be biased if it's a no-go. My main concern is the use of punctuation in my title, since I know it's not the most common thing to see. As of now the title is Oh, Mother! I like the idea of the title being an exclamation, and despite it being a bit odd, I think it's rather fitting for the story itself, which is a pretty odd horror story with a little bit of mystery and witchcraft mixed in. Needless to say, the "mother" aspect of the title is relevant to the story as well.
What are your thoughts? Is having the title be an exclamation a bad idea? Is having punctuation in the title alone a bad idea? I'm happy to provide any details necessary to help anyone who might answer, and I really, really appreciate all the help!!