Friday, April 06, 2007
If you are anything like me you find it hilariously funny when people ask: "Where do you get your ideas?" Ideas are so not the limiting factor. Time, attention span and sanity--now those are all in short supply. But just for the hell of it, let's talk about those stealth plot bunnies. You know, the ones that jump up and bite you on the arse when you least expect it. (Yes, I know I tend to use American spelling most of the time but 'ass' just doesn't do it for me).
A few days ago I was in one of those nick-nack, antiques and general weird object stores. I love them. I bought salt and pepper shakers shaped like penguins, two small skulls of as-yet unidentified animals and these. And tell me, if you look at that lady on the right do you not feel stories just building up inside you? Her real life, her true story is lost to us and there is something unsettling about a treasured keepsake, a real person, reduced to a 20c curiosity. But when I look in their faces there are dozens of stories that well up in my mind to fill the void left when her real history was lost.
And as for this lot. Maybe I am a sick, sick women, but am I the only one thinking MMMMF?
In honor of Easter the first four people to share a funny place they got a plot idea will get a purple plot bunny from me (shown left).
And I have a p.s. -- have any of you ever asked an e-publisher to withhold tax? Have they been willing to do so? Email me at veinglory at gmail.com or comment here.
Check out the updates at Piers Anthony's epublishing site especially reports of potential trouble brewing at Aphrodite Unlaced, Mardis Gras, New Concepts, Whiskey Creek and Triskelion. In the case of Triskelion there are reports of complaints to RWA which may have something to do with the recent reconsideration of criterion? All recent updates on this site are in red text. Thanks to Mrs Giggles for the heads up.
The Erotic Romance Writers Forum seems to be down. I have made enquiries. [Edited to add:] You can see ERWF's server status here, we are server 8. Server 8 isn't feeling very well. [Edited again to add] We are back!
[Edited to add] Mrs Giggles is rethinking the blog. I understand her reasons but I would miss that stop on my daily blog-hop.