Beware or the Plot Bunny

It’s September already! It’s less than 2 month left to November and NaNoWriMo, WOO! As soon as that hit me (owie) I got that ridiculous tugging feeling in my tummy, if it was November NOW I would write at least 5 pages in the blink of an eye. Of course, after all the anticipation, when November finally comes I’ll sit there crying and pulling my hair out by the roots and curse the universe and the plot bunny (existent or non-existent).

Last year the plot bunny arrived quite early and come November 1st I had a clear outline and an entire made up city in my head with several characters with solid background stories. And for the first time, after five years of trying, I did it, I wrote 50 000 words in 30 days. I would like to say I actually wrote a 50 000 word story, but looking back at everything I wrote it might just as well have been prep work, I had so much material I never really got to core of the story. 50 000 words was not enough.

Almost one year later I can’t even remember what the point of the story was. I know I have it written down in a note somewhere, but I can’t remember it for the life of me. I’m sure it was revolutionary. Erm. Yeah.

No real plot bunny has poked up its fluffy head yet, but I’m sure it will. I was thinking about writing a sort of in-game/IRL gamer story based on EverQuestII, but maybe I’ll revisit the city I made up. I can’t make up my mind, really. We’ll see what happens.

2 Replies to “Beware or the Plot Bunny”

  1. Ooh, so soon! Somehow the months and weeks don’t make any sense and it always floors me when November rolls around yet again.

    I actually had a character from last year poke his head up and start chatting with me a few weeks ago (the one loosely based on Master Chief no less :)). I don’t think he’ll be around this year, but it got me thinking I should maybe try to make something readable from last years draft. I did have a neat idea…

    But! So happy you’re feeling it. This year NaNo will be legen- wait for it… ;D

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