Have any of you ever had a dream that inspired you to write a story?
I know Syd has, and Stephenie Meyer comes immediately to mind (not that I know her personally, but still, she counts). But I’m not the type of person who usually remembers her dreams. And when I do remember something, it’s often inane and useless.
So imagine my surprise when last night I had a vivid dream, complete with plot and a full cast of characters. It’s a brand new idea, something I’ve never thought about at all, and I have no clue how it spun itself into my subconscious. I’ve heard of authors dreaming about their current stories and finding ways to break through writer’s block. But is it normal to have a whole new novel appear in your dreamland?? Is this a sign that I need to write this novel?? LOL
The concept of the story is very simple, but it has a twist that I’m fond of, and characters I already love. Unlike my other story ideas, there’s no fantasy! Not sure what to think about that. Plus the whole plot takes place in one day, which would be different than anything I’ve tried before. I’ve jotted down all the ideas from the dream, so now it can simmer on my back-burner and maybe someday get written!
So what about you?? Are dream ideas a common occurrence that I’ve been missing out on?? I’d love to hear any anecdotes about inspirational dreams!
Rewriting update: I’m on Ch. 10 right now. I’m averaging one or two chapters a day, although Friday I finished four chapters (21,000 words!). I also recruited a former high school teacher of mine to help me with the ideas for freshman class material. Thank you, Mrs. Pond!!
I’m worried that my progress is going to slow down this week, due to a busy schedule. Hopefully I can keep plowing through! Have a great week, everyone!