Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dreaming of words

I love dreaming - especially in that moment just before slumber takes you. That is when my mind runs free and ideas flow. Sometimes I have had to stir from my dreams to capture the ideas so they do not escape into the night.

Daydreams too.Oh how I love them. Driving in the car to and from work - with the music cranked up normally. Lying on the beach I have dozed and the daydreams come.

Last night I dreamed about my NaNoWriMo story. I think in part this was because I had emailed the basic plot to my Alpha editor yesterday and she came back with a myriad of questions. Which was great as I am setting it in the future and there are a lot of different things to consider.

I let the story consume me, trying to not be distracted by the other ideas bouncing around in my head. It's happened before where I've been focused on story and other ideas creep in. I thought I had made
great ground on my NaNoWriMo story a few days ago and then realised it was a different story I had set in the future. Doh!

Embrace your dreams and strange ideas, you never know how much someone else will enjoy reading what your mind can create.


  1. Dreams are good. Look where it got Stephanie Meyer!!
    What works for me is escapisim. I'm tortured by children so much that I escape to my own little worlds where I'm 17/18 anything is possible and the world is my oyster! Oh how nice! Ick, then one of my monsters comes in with a dirty nappy and hands it to me. The joys of reality, but man reality brings out some great stories! Happy writing.