Musical Bunnies

Plot bunnies love to multiply. Let’s face it; bunnies generally love to multiply…apparently. Is there any proof of this? I suppose there must be, or else the phrases to do with rabbits and sex wouldn’t exist.

For anyone not familiar with plot bunnies (probably everyone outside of the fanfiction world), a plot bunny is:

“An idea for a story (usually used to refer to fanfic) that gnaws at the brain until written.”Urban Dictionary

Now as a long-time fanfiction writer, I’ve had many cases of plot bunnies biting me on the backside and gnawing all the way through my body until I give them some attention. I get ideas from everywhere, from the bathroom to television.

A popular source of plot bunnies is music, whom I shall dub musical bunnies.

Have you ever listened to a song and really related to it?

When I listen to a song and feel my relating bubbling, it’s not usually bubbling up with feelings about me (sometimes it is, but not always). In fact there are probably more times in the last few years where I have though ‘that would make a good story’ than ‘that fits my personality well’.

An example of my most annoying musical bunny is a song called ‘Woman‘ by Delta Goodrem. It’s got a powerful build and lyrics that really speak to me. I first listened to the song in about 2008, the year I bought two copies (a copy from Australia and one from America) of the album it was on, without listening to either for months (I was waiting for the album to come out here – subsequently never did).

I’m not sure why the musical bunnies in ‘Woman’ eat away at me so much, but from day one they’ve screamed at me to write. In fact, most times I listen to it; my first thought is ‘I NEED to write something to this’. Up until now, putting pen to paper has been unsuccessful.

Why are these bunnies being particularly frustrating? Who knows?

Unfortunately, I’ve come across another song that perhaps has as much musical bunny power as ‘Woman‘. It’s a song by Amy Macdonald called ‘Love Love’. There’s something there, something alluring that makes me want to write until I can write no more.

One day I will write something for both of these songs, whether that day is today or not we’re yet to find out.

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The World is Our Oyster

I’m recognised, in this world known as the web, as Miss Peg, I’m not called Peg, or Peggy and I’m not Fiona Peg either. In fact, Peg isn’t actually part of my name. But it’s the name I’ve gone by for years. It’s my pseudonym. To an extent I could call it my pen name, but let’s face it, I won’t be writing any novels under the name Miss Peg.

I like to read and I like to write, which is why I’ve spent the last month doing just that. Towards the back end of 2010 my writing dwindled and I found little motivation to do anything. I found myself stuck in perpetual writer’s block. Until January 1st 2011 when I decided writing and reading a little (or a lot) of something every single day would help me. It did. I also started blogging, about how I was doing with my challenge, over on Blogger. There should be a link for that somewhere around here, Read and Write a Day.

I am, what many would probably class me, a novice. I’m still learning and experiencing and expanding my writing. The only difference now, is I consider myself to be a writer. No long am I just another person out there who likes to write fanfiction about random television shows the world doesn’t even know.

I write. I love writing. I AM a writer.

As a writer, my aim for 2011 is to expand my creativity. I’ve constricted myself for too long with fanfiction and unperfected prose. I want to do more; I want to write about more.

So this is where we begin, resolution beginning part two. This time a month ago I promised myself to read and write every single day. Now I promise myself to keep up with this blog on a regular basis. We’ll see how daily goes.

I’m going to write about creativity, which really is my way of saying I have a lot of things that interest me that I may include. This can be anything from my writing, to taking photographs, to sewing.

I also intend to begin (if a little late) the Post a Day over at http://dailypost.wordpress.com.

What I love as much as writing is hearing about other people’s thoughts, ideas and even criticisms. I’m here; I want to know your thoughts and feelings, even if they don’t coincide with my own.

To contact me you can comment on this blog, follow me on Twitter or email me at missfpeg@gmail.com.

The world is our oyster, it’s time we started oystering!