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Dodging Plot Bunnies

We’re just over a month away from NaNoWriMo and already the plot bunnies have been congregating. I swear the approach of November acts as bait for them.

There’s a dragon story that really wants me to write it.  (And Squirrel! I just had a breakthrough on what to do next for Book 2 of the Other Mages trilogy.)

Anyhow, as I was saying, the plot bunnies are starting to crowd around.  I love the dragon story that’s taking shape in my head, but there’s also this weird dream that I had last night in which I was a cat burglar. (If you could actually see me you’d laugh hysterically at that.)  The dream itself has great promise as a novel. I don’t think I’ll ever write it although I might incorporate elements of it into something else.

Yeah.  Nothing like the approach of NaNoWriMo to call forth the plot bunnies (and it’s only going to get worse from here on out) but the plan is to work on another book set around Song and Sword.  (Because if I don’t my friend Debbie will probably kidnap me and lock me in a room chained to a desk until I do.)

But which book set around Song and Sword?

There’s the prequel, which was supposed to be a short side-story about how Pachevel met Hierik, but when I re-read what I had written there’s a definite novel in it. It might be the easiest to tackle but I always start something new for NaNoWriMo and use Camp sessions to work on stuff already started.

And then there’s the sequel that I had started.  Well, sort of started.  I’m not quite sure what the starting scene is yet.  I might stick with the one I have or I might move it a bit further in.  We’ll see when I start outlining.

Then there’s a sequel that goes before that sequel. (A prequel to a sequel?) I have only a very vague idea for it but I feel like it should be written before the other one.  (For one thing, I’ve pretty much learned my lesson about writing books out of order.)

Decisions, decisions.  I’ll start outlining all three and see which one shows the most promise and probably go with that.

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