Now, I’ll admit, some plot bunnies have worked out well for me. Naughty List was a plot bunny that popped into my head when I was supposed to be writing something else. That something else was destroyed in a zip drive breakdown, but Naughty List survived and went on to be my first publication.
But as much as a few plot bunnies have been very successful, I try and hide from plot bunnies as much as possible. For me, plot bunnies are often a sign of procrastination. They’re my mind’s way of putting off finishing or working through a tough spot in a WIP.
So this week I got a great plot bunny. One that I really like. But I’m supposed to be working on the next installment of the Naughty Holiday Lists. Once again, I think it’s my minds way of giving me a reason to procrastinate, to not do what I know needs to be done now. But how do you know the difference? Do you listen to your mind? Or do you listen to your schedule?
For now I’ll continue my work on Valentine’s Ultimatum, and see where that takes me. And maybe this other idea will stick around long enough to make it past plot bunny into full fledged story. Only time will tell. But if it doesn’t, that’s alright to. Because there’s plenty more bunnies where that came from.