Saturday, April 18, 2009

In My Dreams

Last night, well okay it was this morning, I did something I haven't done in a while. I dreamt a book. And --bonus-- I remembered it!
Perhaps it was because I was dreaming so late into the morning. There's a lot of time for dreaming when you get to sleep in until 10am. (Thanks honey.) Or maybe it's because I kept waking up and repeating the words to myself. (I have this fabulous talent of being able to fall right back to sleep in the morning. No problem.)
When I finally got up I wrote the lines down that I had been crafting in my dream. I even remembered the twist I devised for the end. In my sleepy state I had thought the book was about one thing. I was stoked when I realized I'd come up with the perfect beginning for a book I've been thinking about writing for a long time but hadn't been able to figure out the right way to tell the story.
After having to force my writing for a while now, I feel like I'm finally getting back to my old self and the words are coming to me, even if it is in my dreams.


  1. One of the writer's books I have talks about the power of that time between deep sleep and light sleep and how you can harness it to solve your writing woes. Woohooo!

    Who knew that all we needed was a nap?

    I'm going to be looking for this one...soon. ;-)

  2. Thanks, Anette!

    And I totally believe that, Terry. My best writing time is right before I fall asleep.

    Naps for Writers! We should start a movement.