Monday, September 13, 2010

Battle of the Bunnies

My trekkie is showing, I know, but I love this scene. The screen writer combined conflict, action, and suspense very well. The essence of this battle is something I always keep in mind when writing my own fighting  scenes.

These last few months I have plot bunnies multiplying. I use to write these ideas down in a little note book to use for later and all was well but they have been coming so fast and strong that I can't keep up. My notes are turning into outlines and my characters are fighting for my attenion. What does bunnies have to do with Captain Kirk?

Battle of the Bunnies. I have stopped writing my notes, have continued with my present WIP but the bunnies are fighting it out in my head. Who ever wins get written next. What appears most developed and most interesting when I finish this novella will get chosen. If  I lose anything in between then it wouldn't have been a good story anyways.

What are your bunnies doing and how do you deal with it?


Kristabel Reed said...

There you go, let them fight it out for prominence. I like it! I also like your trek reference. :)

Charli Mac said...

Plot bunnies, I get them all the time. Usually for the same MS. Different ideas that have nothing to do with what I need to be writing now.

It comes down to creativity, your process. Jot away, I say. There is a erason why your current characters aren't screaming at you. They don't have much to say at the moment.

That's how I look at it anyway. Great post. Love the fighting bunnies!

Sandra Sookoo said...

I usually jot them down, maybe do some pre-lim outlining.

Today, a plot bunny that smacked me two weeks ago is demanding to have at least the opening scene started even though I'm under deadline to turn in an as-yet written short by Oct 1st.

What would you do in that situation? lol

JC Deacons said...

I usually write everything I know about a story down and file it in it's own folder for later. If not my "demon bunnies" won't leave me a alone long enough to write my current wip.


Annie Nicholas said...

Sandra, I'd meet the deadline. That's my issue too. The bunnies can stay pissed off.

Annie Nicholas said...

Sandra, I'd meet the deadline. That's my issue too. The bunnies can stay pissed off.