So Many Stories, So Little Time

7:00 AM


Because I feel like it.

I probably have twenty-something plot bunnies floating around in my brain right now, but only ten of those are worth plucking out of my imagination, paying attention to, making Pinterest storyboards for, and generally allowing into my life. These are the ones that have the closest I'll ever get to a basic plot idea and characters and such, and I'm very excited about some of them so I'm going to shove them down your throats today. I'd like to get to most of them this year, but honestly, what are the odds of that happening?

The plot bunnies are conspiring against us, I swear. 
So here are some of the things invading my brain at the moment: note: none of the pictures are mine; I stole them all off Pinterest.

1. Sci-Fi Con-Man Ballet Thing
this thing really needs a better title. 
I'm pitching this as Guardians of the Galaxy meets Ocean's Eleven and it's very dear to my heart so it's the next one I want to write. The title up there is pretty self-explanatory but: there's a teenage ballet prodigy named Finch who also happens to be a conman who gets involved in a pretty elaborate heist involving his jerk father. There's also friendship and hardcore INTJ criminal ladies and fluffy ballerina girls and spaceships and stealing spaceships and if I'm being honest with you people I think it would make a fantastic movie. 
Yes, yes I have. *has all the love for Ocean's Eleven, btw* 
2. That One Fantasy Thing

This one...has much less of a plot, but I still love it. I don't usually write fantasy but this popped into my head and I suck at saying no to plot bunnies. It's about sisters, wild clans by a choppy grey ocean, young men who live forever, a hint of magic, and blood sacrifice because every story by me needs a splash of something morbid and/or bloody. 
Literally my face while plotting anything. 
3. The Sci-Fi Iliad Thing

The Iliad is one of my favorite stories ever, and also one of the few stories to actually bring me to tears. I read it again this year and I'm forever in love with the angst, honor, bloodshed, and everything it says about raw humanity. So how better to honor that than to write a sci-fi adaption with spaceships and cool armor in which I genderbend Patroclus, Hector, and Odysseus and kill everyone and their feels.

Needless to say I can't wait to write this thing. 
don't ask me about my Achilles feels unless you want something like this.
4. Fury

This dark little thing is a sci-fi Phantom of the Opera adaption. Because there's no stopping me now. 

Anyway. It's set in a sci-fi prison/maze that's spinning through the stars and there is angst and literal darkness and insanity and I love my precious babies so this should be interesting. 


5. Schadenfreude

In which Aimee wants to write about a boarding school for rich sociopath boys. Because she's strange and morbid like that. 

6. Calico's Boots

A steampunk adaption of Puss in Boots, set in Italy. I don't even know what this one is yet but there's sass and steampunk nonsense and it'll basically be a ton of fun. Because Puss in Boots, guys. 


What you can take from this: I like to write weird stuff. 

What plot bunnies would you like to get around to writing this year? 

46 comments

  1. Oh my gosh these all sound amazing. ALL OF THEM. GIVE ME ALL OF THEM I WANT TO READ THEM (let's ignore the fact that they aren't written yet) BECAUSE THEY ALL SOUND AMAZING. Seriously. o.o Especially that first one. That and the Illiad one. THESE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL OKAY SO GO. GO WRITE THEM *shoos you off to do that*

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    1. I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU ALL THE THINGS. *attempts to write faster*

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  2. Sci-Fi Con-Man Ballet Thing sounds perfect to me... XD but seriously, I was sold the moment you said Guardian of the Galaxy meets Oceans 11. That sounds amazingly awesome. Your Schadenfrude bunny intrigues me. I enjoy a good read about a sociopath. Also, the world needs more steampunk adaptations. :)

    I have so many plot bunnies that are more bunny than plot...I'm almost scared to put more than just idle thought into them because I NEED to finish the great ones, and the more I think about an idea, the more I get distracted... :P

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    1. I try not to think too much about my plot bunnies because they're SO distracting and I want to have priorities, I just...*angsts*

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  3. OH MY GOSH I WANT TO READ THESE. ALL OF THEM SOUND AMAZING.
    I get plot bunnies, but I reeeeeeallly can't actually write.

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  4. THEY SOUND LOVELY. Write them all. I want the first one especially. Actually, no, all of them. I want them all.
    Oh gosh. There is SO MUCH I want to write. Maybe not as many things as you listed, but still a lot considering I've never actually finished writing any of my books? Well, I have, but I was a kid and it was bad so I'm redoing it. xD I do know there's one particular story that I wrote a good chunk of a few years ago that I'd really like to get back to, but when I do start working on it again it's going to get a total makeover. I'm not sure quite how drastically it's going to change, but... it will change. Probably a lot.
    Then there's this murder story that I really want to write because the protagonist is basically a villain and now that I think about maybe nobody's actually a good guy and it has all kinds of potential to be sassy and ironic and hilarious and I just love this already and I know barely anything about it. (Did I just say a murder story was going to be hilarious? Oh well.) Maybe that will be my NaNo project this year.
    Basically, I have a lot of really vague ideas that maybe someday I can make some sense out of. And... probably not this year for most of them. xD

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    1. Ooh I love murder stories. xD They make me very happy. *nodnod*

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  5. Oh my goodness, yes. I would read all of these! I am hooked. Keep writing, chica. I have yet to finish a novel that has been stirring in my heart for literally EIGHT YEARS now and so my hope is to finish that sucker this year so I can live my life sans the enormous weight of that book on my chest, lol.

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    1. Good luck with that! I know the feeling. <3

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  6. Gosh dang it Aimee you already know this but GIVE ME ALL THE THINGS I NEED THEM

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    1. SAME FOREVER UGH I WANT THEM ALL NOW

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    2. I WILL GIVE YOU BOTH ALL THE THINGS YES

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    3. *wants them now but will wait if she must*

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  7. The Sci-Fi Con Ballet thing! I looove the sound of that. It's perfect in every way. :D

    I was just thinking the other day that someone needs to writing an Iliad retelling. Your idea with spaceships would make it even better! I would probably hug it forever. One of my best college semesters had an Iliad reading mingled in. Hector is forever one of my favorites.

    And than you had to say PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! Yes, please! I was introduced to POTO this year, and might have a mild obsession. I have a POTO bunny running around in circles at moment. There is a huge lack of plot at the moment though as all the characters are sitting around in some choir room smirking or glaring at each other. Yeah. . . It needs developing.

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    1. Thank you! The Iliad is my favorite ever, and I was just thinking that someone should retell it and then I realized...I'm a writer. xD So I'm totally doing the thing this year.

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  8. I would literally read any of those stories. They sound amazing!

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  9. These sound like really interesting books! I hope you're able to get as many of them as you can. Goodness knows how that will ACTUALLY end up. By the end of year, you'll have accumulated at least six more novel ideas, and have only written three or four. And yes, I speak from personal experience. XD

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    1. Yeah, that's how it goes xD I'm going to try my best, though.

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  10. Wow. I don't get it. I just don't get how you can have all these ideas. *is sitting in the corner with no bunnies to love* *sniff* :P

    But I'm so excitedddd. I will read all of them. I will war you for all of them. ALL THE FLAILING AND ALL THE LOVE FOR ALL OF THESE. Eeep, you are so awesome. xD

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    1. The disadvantage to this is that I have to force myself to be focused and all that good stuff xD

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  11. Now I want to make a post like this. BECAUSE I HAVE SO MANY PLOT BUNNIES TOO.
    Anyhow. I lovelovelovelovelove all these story ideas. The first story idea sounds especially intriguing. DO THEM ALLLLLL.

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    1. Yes do itttt I love hearing about people's plot bunnies, honestly.

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  12. I flipping love Oceans, so the first one made me freak out. All of them sound like fantastic ideas, but the one about a school for rich sociopathic boys. Yes!

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    1. It's quite possibly my favorite movie ever so I just had to do something like it. With, you know, a sci-fi addition.

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  13. This all look neat--though a sci-fi Iliad sounds so wonderful. I've never read the original, but our mom read as Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling for school (when I was round eight or nine) and we all BAWLED when Hector died.

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    1. Oh, I absolutely adore the Rosemary Sutcliff retelling. We have it and read it often in our family and it's just so lovely I can't even with it. <3 It's actually what got me into The Iliad in the first place!

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  14. All of your ideas are amazing. Hands down. I'm already fangirling over the sci-fi con-man ballet story. :D So go and write alllllll the things!

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  15. OKAY SO I NEED THE ONE ABOUT THE CON-MAN BALLET DANCER RIGHT NOW. Also, the sci-fi Iliad. And Calico's Boots. And basically all of these.
    (And your "Achilles feels" made me laugh for some reason. I have a really bad sense of humour.)

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    1. I NEED YOU TO READ ALL THE THINGS I WILL GLADLY LET YOU. WHEN I FINISH THEM. SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE.

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    2. THIS JUST MADE ME INSANELY HAPPY AND THANK YOU! I can't wait! xD

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    3. THIS JUST MADE ME INSANELY HAPPY AND THANK YOU! I can't wait! xD

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  16. THESE SOUND AMAZING. AND YES, THE ILLIAD <3

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  17. THIS POST IS QUITE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, I MIGHT ADD. Also the sociopathic teen boy boarding school...*pushes to the front of beta reading line* And OMG all your ideas are just so entirely amazing. I REALLY LOVE THIS. We just need like 598309 more hours in the day in order to write all the things that need writing, amirite?! (And I said "write" so much in that sentence that I shall shush and go now. *disappears in a flash of smoke*)

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    1. I'm very glad, because I spent like three hours making all those collages and aesthetic things and it burned out my computer for a while. xD

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  18. Sci-con-ballet with INTJ female sounds good, give me nooooooow.

    I don't honestly have a lot of plot bunnies right now - I have my modern monster project, and my sci-fi walking (and swimming and flying) cities project, and my maybe abandoned train project - those are the ones I've started in on.

    I have a few more floating around inside my head. Runaway kids on steampunk trains (to curb my disappointment on my first train project falling apart) and then a kind of superhero-sci-fi-fantasy-conspiracy type deal that I still have to build the universe for, and then a swimming novel - literally, everyone is swimming in the deep dark ocean depths - and all of them, in concept and on-page, except for the swimming deal, are in the same universe, with a single character linking them all through, because he's awesome and kind of the ruler of the universe but not really, and it's complicated.

    The one I'm focusing on is the fantasy-sci-super-hero thing because I need to get to work on the world building. All I have is the main (kind of) villain and maybe some main characters. I don't know.

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    1. Steampunk trainsss. Yas. I would read the heck out of that.

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  19. Your story ideas sound soooo good! I like weird stuff because there are so many books these days that you have to be original. And the one about the boarding school? That one is amazing. Luckily, I don't have much plot bunnies, otherwise my writing would be even worse than it is right now. More plot ideas? No thank you, I have problem finish the one I got.

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    1. Yeah, weird stuff is kind of my favorite thing.

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  20. HOW DO YOU GET SUCH COOL IDEAS THOUGH? I really like the idea of the ballet con sort of thing (because I am that kind of person) and also the Illiad (being a Greek Mythology kind of person) and also probably rich sociopath boys... Because some of them are bound to be attractive and then it will be perfect for me! :D

    Seriously though. You have such good ideas.

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