I don’t know what it is about NaNoWriMo that brings forth plot bunnies. Does it emit some sort of pheromone? Does some favorite treat only grow during NaNo months and lures them forth? Does my muse just put out a casting call for out of work plot bunnies?
I have no idea, but whatever it is, it never fails.
This morning, with three weeks left before NaNoWriMo, a new plot bunny climbed out or the woodwork and jumped into the bathtub with me.
On the positive side, it is part of the Elven Bard series (which is growing out of Song and Sword), is pretty much fully grown, and helps me eliminate some of the potential scenarios in the one I’m currently outlining.
On the negative side, I don’t know exactly where it’s going to fit in the timeline for that world.
And on an even more negative side, it wants to steal the title for the one I’m currently working to get ready for NaNo.
So now the question becomes, do I continue with the current book or do I stop and work on an outline for this one?
And what do I do about titles?
I was sort of falling out of love with Song and Shield for the current project anyhow. The use of “Shield” makes me feel like I need to get the Shield of Truth from Palora’s Crossing to use in it, and it doesn’t really fit into the book at all.
Actually, the shield doesn’t fit into either the one I’ve been outlining or the new one that hopped in, so I’m thinking that they both need new names.
(Or maybe lots of titles, courtesy of Cassy and Danielle and Danielle’s dictionary.)
(Song and Spam is not going to be one of the choices.)