I am planning to write something or other during July's Camp NaNo because I am sick of the book I wrote last year and have been tinkering and fixing and tweaking for what feels like forever. I need to step away and find a new outlet for that fiction bug that needles my brain all the time. But, I promised my kid a book and it's not the one I want to write right now. I want to write another fun book, probably about ladies falling in love or causing mischief or some combination of the two. Instead, I think I will spend the month writing a story (or several probably if I am going to go for the 50,000 word goal) about bunnies.
Now, there's nothing wrong with the bunny story, whatever it ends up being. But usually I get a story idea and it burrows in and it won't let me go until I have written it down. I spend every minute thinking of how to structure the story, where the conflict is, how each character is going to be, the names, places, the everything of the story. I do not have the same um passion for this story. So this will be a new experience in writing when I just don't have the same passion or drive for a story. I guess that's something, right?
I may want to write another book about people, but bunnies it will have to be I think because there is only so long you can put off doing something for your kid before you turn into the parent who breaks promises. Ugh, no one wants to be that person. Although he might make a fine character in my next book.