Marie Efromson

Welcome! My site has undergone some changes, but my blog is still available, just click the Plot Bunnies link in the navigation bar! (Scroll down to the Hear Ye, Hear Ye! blog post below for more information.)

I’m a writer, editor, and novelist happily writing and ghostwriting fantasy, science fiction, and romance, and I’m always looking for new projects! Think you have such a story? Contact me!

STATE OF THE PLOT BUNNIES

Currently / Blog Hiatus

I don’t know where the last month went. Seriously. I make snide comments about time flying all the time, but this time I really don’t know where it went. It’s JUNE! Can you believe it? I remember writing the Currently for May, and then this week. There’s just a blank in between. Either this is … Continue reading Currently / Blog Hiatus

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”

John Steinbeck

I am pleased to announce the arrival of my new professional website, efromson.com! This is a big step for me in the process of trying to get my novels (and other writing) published, as it requires a different sort of web presence than just a creative or personal blog. It’s taken me two years since I started this blog to reach this point, but I’m so excited that I finally have! It also allows me to have a stronger presence for freelancing, and I’ve a detailed page with the most up-to-date version of my process and fees I can direct people to, should they be interested in hiring me.

Plot Bunny Whack-a-mole will remain right where it is for the foreseeable future. Those of you subscribed to this blog are welcome to come check out my new site, but you don’t need to do anything. This blog will continue to provide stories as often as I can keep up with them. There will likely be the same number of stories posted here, but fewer blog posts otherwise, at least until I have the new blog settled and I’m comfortable keeping up with both. I would like to eventually move this to that site, or at least have it under a subdomain there, but keeping my professional and personal blogs separate is probably a wise move in general; I also have a Plot Bunnies page showing the most recent posts here, so that is enough for now.

NaNoPrepMo articles will be moving to my new blog, however. I intend to post all of my writing-related articles there, to help build the new site into something worth viewing. I have a whole nine-week National Novel Writing Month preparation plan that will start tomorrow and run every Wednesday until the end of October, and I definitely recommend checking out those resources, I’ve put a lot of work into them already and I’ve only started one post. If you’re not looking to add more blogs to follow, I can relate to that, so you might want to check out some of the posts I made last year before NaNoWriMo, including Prewriting and Planning Tips, Be Kind to Yourself During NaNoWriMo, and the post when I offered my Scrivener template (scroll down to the bottom for the most updated version), Confessions of a Black Hole Diving Plantser.

Greetings! Salutations! Thank you for reading my shiny new blog, whether you stumbled upon it accidentally or were referred here by a friend (in which case, thank your friend for me, too)! Starting a blog is both easy and hard at the same time, but the hard part is figuring out how I’m going to get started. Seems like everyone and their mother has something to say about the world these days.

Sure, I want to write about writing, write some writing, and then dabble in the writing process, reviews, and even discuss how the process is affecting me personally. But that’s hardly the most interesting hook, is it? Well, since no one has called me on my Caerbannog reference yet, I can assume no one is paying much attention. I get that. I’m new, what’ve I got to offer? Well, I shall tell you. No limits.

One of the best things about being an author is that you can comment on just about anything and not get the backlash of the world like the proverbial swinging door hitting you on the ass on the way out. But I don’t need to comment on today’s high or low points, plenty of people have something to say about that, and most of them are certain they’re correct. Well, good for you. Nice to know there exists a niche where people are correct. I shan’t say some of what I think about you all, but only because I don’t want to discourage readers who might fall into that category.

What then, is my appeal? I tell you, I comment on the future. What will humanity be like in a hundred years? Will we even resemble the humanity of the last decade? I may write fantasy a good deal, with magic helping out the characters both for and against the hero, but there’s always been forces working both for and against us. Personally, professionally, or as a society. Just because I tell stories in fantastical settings doesn’t mean there wasn’t an opinion driving the plot.

I hope you enjoy some fun prompt writing I’ll be working on to build my blog out into something more meaningful. Until then, thank you for reading, and watch out for the plot bunnies. They’re spawning left and right and I warn you… they bite.