Beware the Bunnies!
Authors are a bizarre breed. We can get away with talking to invisible people, arguing with them, and threatening them with grave bodily harm (or worse) when they get too cocky. (Of course, we rarely ever win said arguments.) And to think: no one comes along with friends in pretty white coats! (Well, they haven’t found me yet, anyway.)
Then…there are the plot bunnies: those evil, twisted, corrupted, insidious, little nuggets of “Ooooo….” that plant themselves in our poor, overworked brains. Is it any wonder why we talk to invisible people?
You see, most folks would think such things would be wonderful and lovely, that it would be marvelous to have these seemingly-nonstop ideas just flowing carefree through their minds. *snorts* Have you wondered why these things are called plot “bunnies”?
One idea is not enough. Oh, no.
The plot vermin (think: Night of the Lepus, people–seriously) breed uncontrolled, unchecked. We (the vic–er, authors) are powerless to stop them. So we eventually give in and listen. We make notes, research, might even start writing. Then… BAM! Another evil hare is born! This new one is sparkly and pretty and, ohhh… it would be amazing if we…
Do you see where this is going? It’s terrifying, I tell you.
Facebook has become a prime breeding ground for these things. Friends post pics (usually of hot, sexy men–you folks know who you are!), then the bunnies start humping each other like mad. Nevermind that there are deadlines and sequels and stories already set to go. The bunnies? They don’t care! They fuck like…well…bunnies, and before I know it, I’ve got a folder full of pretty men waiting for *their* story.
Why anyone would name such devious things after cute, cuddly creatures is beyond me. 😯
What do online gaming, Spongebob, cooking, writing, and an unnatural addiction to Mountain Dew all have in common?
Not a damn thing, which is what makes Mychael Black an interesting bird indeed.
Born in north Alabama, Mychael now resides on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Having run the gamut of labels in regard to gender and sexuality, Mychael now shuns society’s views on normality and embraces a poly-everything attitude. Call Mychael her or him—it doesn’t matter. Just keep reading the books.
Oh those plot bunnies have me running for cover all of the time and I’m not really a seasoned writer as yet. I’m still learning to create the best story of the idea I can. Those bunnies have made my mind on over drive most of the time. I find that if I just try and wrote the story as I have planned and write down as notes the plot bunnies ad keep telling myself that I will write another story with that idea. I don’t know what is best to do so I try to do what works for me right now. I know in the future I will have to change a few things. So I hope one day I can be a published author.
Deb: Hang in there! Though I wish I could say the bunnies get better… *chuckles*…they don’t. I’ve been doing this for nearly 7 years now, and my “ideas” folder is absolutely *terrifying*. O.o
LOL for the longest I had no idea what a plot bunny was. It’s great to jot them down in case they’re handy for an extra scene or two needed!
And then there are people like me, “purveyor of fine and fertile plot bunnies”… *Grin*
Plot Bunnies: the gift that keeps on giving.
Hales: I have a friend who had NO CLUE what they were called. He’s under the delusional impression these minions of the devil are sweet! 😉
*groans at Virginia* You and many, many others I know. LOL