Australian Aboriginals, like Native Americans, have a special place for dreams. Down under, it’s called the Dreaming Time. Many native tribes here in the US refer to it as a vision quest. If writers are smart, will follow their examples. Creativity and dreams walk hand iin hand. I know that if my sleep is messed up and I don’t compensate by setting aside some dreaming time, then the words get stuck in my head, a jumbled mess that makes no sense. The Universe recognizes this too.
Dreams create their own pathways, if you don’t try to force things.
Taking action summons miracles, whether you recognize them or not.
And, Silver, it’s never too late in the day for breakfast.
Dream on, wild thing –
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Maple syrup, please, Silver.
Breakfast is good anytime. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Midnight after a crazy outing with friends. And Dreaming Time is good always. I took some yesterday. There a book I have to revise before I can republish it. Part of the revision is taking out characters and settings belonging to another author who shared her world. I could just delete all those scenes but that would really cut into my plot. I could create some “throwaway” characters, meaning they’d be “one-off” characters in this book only. I could draft some characters from other of my books, though there are quite a few around already. Or I could dream up some combination of the two. Yesterday was one of those perfect fall days. Blue sky. Low humidity. Light breeze. Temperature at a perfect 72°. I went outside, sat in a chair, closed my eyes with face up to the sun. And I dreamed. What if… Lots and lots of what ifs. And then one of those what ifs became a this is. So now I have two new local characters, plus a sheriff’s K9 doggo. I have a character from an upcoming “anthology” series. And I’m 26 pages into revisions, currently staring at Chapter 5. Which I’ll get on as soon as I get back from a blood test I’m scheduled for. MONTANA MOON is a good story. I like Tait and Lauren and I’m glad I’m getting to add to their story. I may not get it republished quite as quick as I’d thought, but that’s okay. The Dreaming Time is working.
How many of you set aside some dreaming time?