Oh sure, they look innocent enough. Even kind of cute and fuzzy but don’t fall for all that whiskery, long-eared adorableness! Plot bunnies are both a curse and a blessing for authors. Depending on your workload a bunny hopping in front of you can either be looked upon as a darling little fluff ball to sing with ala Snow White or an invasive cabbage-eating pest ala Farmer McGregor.
If you’re right in the middle of a story and you see that cottontail, it’s going to take some real fancy fencing to keep him out of your neat literary rows of growing chapters. If you’re between stories or stuck for ideas well then that garden gate is thrown wide open. Perspective is key.
Story ideas are crucial for authors. Without them we’d have no tales to tell. The trick is to corral the wild bunnies into a pen until you can tame them down a little. Finding room for them in the to-be-written schedule, and then toying with them a bit to see if they’re really viable or just a silly notion with cute long ears.
A few nights ago I was battling through a GRD flare-up and sleep was hard to find. When I did doze off a bunny was waiting for me when I woke up. A story with a pretty viable plotline and one character’s name already picked out. Pretty wild, huh? I think the story could be cute if I handle it right. The title was also there, stamped on the bunny’s fuzzy head, so I made a quick dash to the laptop to save the idea to a Word document. Time will tell if it pans out or not…
From past experience, I’d say 50% of those bunnies who arrive while I’m sleeping are duds. But the other 50% of the time they’re right on the money. Quite a few of the novellas in the Blue Line Collection #1 were rabid plot bunnies. Many times those wild critters tend to be novellas or shorts with no chance of a series, but the idea is sound for a one-shot. ‘Crashing the Crease’ was a nighttime visitor, as was ‘Shutdown Pair’ and I rather like both of those tales. If you’re curious about those novellas why not grab a copy of the Blue Line Collection #1 and see just how tenacious a darn rabbit can be.
Blue Line Collection #1
Four must read re-released M/M hockey romance stories in one reasonably priced collection from USA Today best-selling author V.L. Locey!
There’s no sport quite like ice hockey. The speed, the action, the physicality, the blood, and the rabid fans. Add in sizzling hot M/M romance and you’ve got the setting for some amazing romance tales! In the four stories contained in this collection, you’ll experience the ups-and-downs of finding that one true love through the eyes of four different men, ranging in age and experience, from collegiate players to the pros.
Readers should be over 18 due to mature language and gay sexual situations. The set includes:
Crashing the Crease
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