What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one?

What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one?

What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one?

I woke up with this idea:

Wow…it’s Friday already???? 

Just kidding. I woke up thinking about my next book. And before I get off on that idea explanation, let me say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! I checked my numbers and I was AMAZED at how many downloads we ended up from Disk of Death. I also wanted to say a SPECIAL thank you to those who have reviewed it. I am so grateful for you!

For those who haven’t been following, we have had over 5000 downloads, and that is in ALL the territories and countries that Amazon offers from Brazil to America. SO excited! Disk of Death is now an INTERNATIONAL book.

Now about that plot bunny…

So – I am so busy these days prepping for book three’s release,  I have lost track of time. I am not sorry about that because it is ultimately going to be for your benefit *smile* – the thing is…I have found a sub-plot for book three that refuses to be ignored. 

This dilemma might make a plot bunny owner out of me yet!

What is a plot bunny?

Well, it’s an idea that won’t go away, and like a real bunny, subject to birth many more.

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This means I have gone off on a tangent and had to incorporate things into the story that will be important and carried over into book four.  And, I might add, likely will become a major plot-line that will come to fruition in book five. 

It’s so much fun!

But I am trying to be a better plotter for this. I checked out the Snowflake Method and I think that might work for me for this purpose. (It gets pretty hairy once you get along about step 6 – but I think it’s doable). The only problem is, it takes time to plot out the story. I am in a rush! I want you to have it NOW. Sigh. So, do I keep rewriting the way I want to do, or do I stop and plot them out? I am thinking stopping will be the best thing, but I really hate to keep you all waiting.

Such a great problem to have!

I just want to reiterate to my readers, if you are NOT a Zanie yet, (aka a newsletter subscriber) you REALLLLLLLLLLY should. I am going to be revealing the cover, and the release date for book three to the Zanies soon. They get everything first.

The cover for book three is SO cute. Almost as cute as In the Shadows, my Halloween read featuring Shannon and Dwayne. It’s out now and you can get it here : http://a.co/bsog70g – and it is only 99 cents so … you can’t lose!)

So, I am curious what other writers do about this situation. I mean, I have held this book up already longer than intended, but I am glad I did. If I had released it earlier this month, I would never have had time to include this new twist.

Sometimes you just don’t know what is right. 

So, what do you do?

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Kim Smith is the author of Disk of Death, The Dread Room, Love Inn, and An Unexpected Performance.

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