Writing Bunnies; help me pick, because I’m indecisive and NaNoWriMo is getting close (+ aesthetics!!!)

Recently, I’ve gotten a bit in a writing slump. I just didn’t see the point in writing anymore. I’ve been thinking a lot about: if nobody’s ever going to read it, what’s the point in finishing it? Thoughts like that. But I’ve come to realize something else too, writing a line, a paragraph or a page that I really love makes me infinitesimally proud. I love writing. I just have to stop pressuring myself to write much. There is nothing wrong with taking a long time to finish a project, as long as you enjoy doing it.

I’m going to take a bit of space from my other project, which I might continue with later, but for now I want to write something new. Something that excites me! And you have to help me choose.

Warning: this post includes a lot of flailing and self-doubt and also pure panic.

Note: the credit for inspiring me to do this post goes to May @Forever and Everly  (thanks, May!)

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Idea 1: Where the Wolves Rule

I kid you not I got this idea because I loved the title. So this is basically only based off the title. (I liked that werewolves and where wolves was only one letter apart and though this book has absolutely nothing to do with werewolves, I loved the title)

Genre: I don’t know, what is this?

Plot in 50 words: It is set in a little town surrounded by woods, in the town lives a girl. Everyone in the town fears the woods, because there are dangerous wolves living there. Among the wolves lives a girl, who is raised by them and is enamored by the humans in the village.

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Why write this:

  • small town vibes
  • mysterious
  • sweet f/f romance
  • Tarzan/jungle book inspired

Why not write this:

  • THERE IS ZERO PLOT.
  • I don’t know what’s supposed to happen???? Do you know???

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Idea 2: Queen of Hearts (this might need a title change since there are already way too many books called this)

This is not an Alice in Wonderland retelling. Not even close.

Genre: fantasy

Plot in 50 words: A girl was tricked into becoming a demon, meaning her heart was taken. Now she has to spend her nights dealing the cards in a casino where the hearts are (quite literally) on the table. She can’t love but wants to, and tries to escape the web she’s trapped in.

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Why write this:

  • it’s so dark!!
  • and gore-y
  • badass main character
  • I just wanna make her steal peoples hearts and let them cry in puddles on the floor of the casino please

Why not write this:

  • NO PLOT YET (this seems to be a returning issue here)
  • I actually hate the “doesn’t have a heart so can’t love” trope. So maybe I shouldn’t write about it. Oops. I can still change it though!

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Idea 3: Trans Mulan Retelling (I CANNOT POSSIBLY FIND A TITLE AND IT’S BUGGING ME)

I am so hyped about this one but it’s also a huge project and needs a lot of preparation, world building and research. Help.

Genre: fantasy probably? Kind of historic fiction too but I don’t like historic fiction so….

Plot in 50 words: Trans-boy who grew up in countryside of China, wants to escape his destiny as someone’s wife by joining the army. The leader* of the army would much rather be a woman but has to keep up appearances. The two connect and become friends and also kind of save China?

* for lack of a better word

mulanret

Why write this:

  • MULAN = EPIC
  • THE WORLD NEEDS MORE TRANS HEROES
  • MCs are smol beans and I need them to be happy
  • IF I DON’T WRITE IT SOMEONE ELSE WILL AND I NEED TO BE THE FIRRSSST
  • (there also might be dragons in this. Or not. The jury’s still out.)

Why not write this:

  • I DIE OF RESEARCH
  • Rep needs to be done right and I fear misrepresentation
  • I’m scared
  • What if I do it wrong???
  • So much work will go into this. What if I give up??? Again? HELP.

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Idea 4: To Mica from the Stars

This is by far the cutest idea I have and I’m a little bit in love with it even though it’s so different.

Genre: mystery, coming-of-age, maybe also a bit sci-fi?

Plot in 50 words: When Emmy* was young the world was shaken by the news of the astronaut that disappeared in outer space. She started writing them letters and decided that she was going to become an astronaut to find them. Follows her struggling through school in a household with no money to spare.

*probably not gonna be her name but I needed to put in something otherwise the sentence didn’t work.

tomica

Why write this:

  • Cute smol main character wants to become an astronaut and is in love with stars
  • Letters!
  • Feminist (GIRLPOWER!)
  • Follows her throughout like 20 years of her life probably which is awesome.

Why not write this:

  • Idk, why not?

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Please, I need help. I love all of these and I cannot decide. I’m in love with these aesthetics, I can’t stop staring at them.

What did you vote and why?

45 thoughts on “Writing Bunnies; help me pick, because I’m indecisive and NaNoWriMo is getting close (+ aesthetics!!!)

  1. I voted for – To Mica from the Stars, because it is interesting and also your favorite.
    If I had a chance to cast s 2nd vote, I would have voted for Queen of Hearts. I like dark stories with happy endings(?)
    But honestly, all the ideas are wonderful. Don’t give up on writing. I am here to read your stories 🙂

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  2. Oh my gosh. Where the Wolves Rule FOR SURE. Don’t worry about not having a plot. See how many of the really old folk versions of “red riding hood” you can find an read them ALL. They are about female coming of age rituals and I BET that research inspires you! I can’t wait to hear how it all goes!

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  3. DANG IIIIIIIIT. I’m trying to decide between Queen of Hearts and To Mica from the Stars and I CAN’T. AJDKSKFKKSKAKFSJAH well I see feminist in TMFTS and I am such a hardcore feminist. 😂 These all sound SO GREAT and I hope you’ll end up writing them ALL one day!!

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    1. I can’t decide either haha that’s why I asked you guys but you don’t seem to agree on anything either 😛
      I hope I’m going to be able to write them all too but I don’t think that’s feasible haha
      Thanks for voting!

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  4. All of these sound really interesting! And I lovvvve the aesthetics, I need to do something like that for my stories as well so it’s easier for me to envision them 😂 I voted for trans Mulan retellings bc it sounds so cool????? But I know research will be a pain in the ass and I don’t want you to suffer so how about that last story with the smol bby child as a character!!! And it has astronauts and STARS (which I love and reminds me of ACOTAR hehehe) so yeah, write that one XD

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    1. Thank you! I’m in love with the aesthetics too, but I agree! It helps so much with envisioning your stories! They always make me inspired!
      Ahh I love the Mulan retelling but argh research! I might write the story but when I have more time to prepare and not have to write the entire thing in a month (because I’ll die if I do that). Thanks for voting!

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  5. I voted for To Mica from the Stars because 1) GIRLPOWER, 2) the whole “twenty years of her life” thing sounds so cool, like you would get to know that character so well (!!!) and 3) Letters!!!
    But also, I would read all of these, they sound so interesting!!!!

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  6. I liked the idea of Queen of hearts, it just grabbed me. And as for plot well the idea is she wants to find love right? Get her heart back so someone will help her? I have a few ideas for novels too but just because I’m working on one at the moment (maybe be a NaNoWriMo rebel, work is usually too hectic to write much in November) and the other ideas I can work on next. You should pick the idea you love the most because the ideas are raw and the story is everything, the story can change in the writing of it. Why not pick one to do fro NaNo and do another after or before? Let us know! By the way your other ideas are good too! How to do plan? Do you plan or are you a pantser?

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    1. I don’t know if she wants love?? Maybe she just wants… idk something? Yeah I get that, it’s a lot of work and lucky I do have some extra time right now but otherwise I would never start such a huge project.
      Thank you for the tips! That’s actually quite a good idea, I should see if I have the time and motivation to attempt to write another story! Thank you!
      I think I’m more of a planner, but I don’t plan it out too much? More the general storyline and then I fill it in more as I go!

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  7. Not very original, but maybe it could be Queen of the Hearts instead of Queen of Hearts?? Lol i don’t know, but all of your ideas are always so intriguing!

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  8. ASDFGHJKL! THESE ARE ALL SO AWESOME.The Trans Mulan story is a super great idea! BUT, To mica from the stars, was the one I went with because I LOVE STAR STORIES and letters? LETTERS.The Queen of Hearts one IS SO INTEREStING, I love the premise!! Hope you get to write any one of these because personally, I find them all very engaging and clever! Good luck, though hopefully, you won’t be needing it. I MEAN YOU ARE SUCH A GENIUS for coming up with these!!! And I love aesthetics too. I could just stay on Pinterest FOREEEEVVVER.

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    1. Star stories are the best!! I hope I’ll get to write them all too but time-wise it’ll be hard haha
      Thank you so much! (I’m not a genius) PINTEREST IS THE BEST THING

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  9. I voted for Queen of Hearts because it sounds amazing and I haven’t actually read the no heart can’t love trope recently but I want the people with their hearts ripped out on the floor of the casino!
    I think my favorite would be the trans mulan telling but it seems like it would be overwhelming to write the first draft in a month. You can always do research up until November and fix a lot in edits though!

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    1. Thanks for voting! I want that so bad too!
      That’s true! I love the Mulan retelling, but it scares me… maybe giving myself some more time to do research will help?

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  10. I voted for Mica and the Stars because it’s sounds soo cute and you’re really passionate about it (Not that you’re not passionate about the others)! I love the idea of a girl loving space. It gives me vibes of Hidden Figures, eg. A young woman persevering in science and space ! 👍

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  11. I ADORE ALL OF THEM!!!!! But I chose the last one, which is To Mica from the Stars, bc the plot is so adorable and interesting and also bc i love stars. Nevertheless, I would very much want to read all of them, if ever. Anyway, goodluck! I’m sure you’ll rock this!!!!

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  12. Omg, all of these sound SO COOL and I would LOVE TO READ THEM. I’m not doing NaNo this year, I don’t think, since it’ll be a busy time for school, but I currently have an idea floating around which I hope to write. (Even though I, too, do not currently have plot and I AM STRUGGLING A LOT. I always struggle with plot & keeping myself interested in a story.) Also, wonderful aesthetics!

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    1. Thank you!! I always struggle with plot too! I’ve never taken part in the real NaNo (I did Camp twice) so I don’t know if I’m even going to make it past the 20k mark with school and all but I might as well try.
      Thank you!

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  13. Lia, You have some good ideas. You could choose any one of them and do well. I am slightly more in favor of the Where Wolves plot followed closely by the Queen.
    Seriously though, write them both! You have a vague idea of the main characters – the plot will fill itself out as you get the words down on paper.
    I’m going to follow you and check in to see how well you do on this.
    Get writing and keep us posted!
    -Rose

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    1. Thank you, Rose! I’m glad you liked those story ideas! I’m still not sure what I’m going to pick… I’ve been considering going back to my previous WIP again, just because I really want to finish it!
      Thanks for following!

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  14. I think you could definitely go with any of the four choices!! I voted for the fourth because you said it was your favorite and it sounds so cool, but I also really liked idea #1. I can’t wait to see which idea you end up choosing! 😊

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    1. Thanks for voting! I don’t know if it’s my favourite, but I do love the idea. I do really like the others too! I’m horrible, it’s been weeks and I still haven’t made up my mind about which idea to choose haha

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