May 8, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue
Regular followers of this blog may have noticed my unhealthy obsession with squirrels. If you’ve ever wondered where the hell it came from, wonder no more!
Squirrels are squee-riffic:
One of the central characters in my current WIP is a sorcerer cursed into squirrel form. (Read more about him here.) He’s my favorite character to write and the little bastard sneaks into my subconscious all the time. So, it’s no surprise he popped into my mind when I first started this blog.
Squirrels are my plot bunnies:
Before I started this blog, I had never heard the term plot bunnies. I had my own version: plot squirrels. Now, there is a difference between plot bunnies and plot squirrels. Plot bunnies dig in and gnaw at your mind. Plot squirrels attack like ninjas, bite your ankles, and run off leaving you distracted. I have difficulty focusing on writing any scene because I’m always thinking ahead to a thousand other plot points. Or, worse, I’ll end up writing extraneous details into a scene just because I got barnstormed by a squirrely idea and have to write it down Right Now!
Squirrels keep me from being too serious.
Rocky the Flying Squirrel.