Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dreams and Writing

I've been so bogged down in my day job these past few weeks I've basically had to ignore everything else. Long hours on the job don't leave much mental energy left when I get back to the hotel. During this time I've had only two days "off". The bottom line is that in the past three weeks I've managed to edit three scenes in my upcoming novel. The first one took an entire Saturday because I needed some down time just to get my head clear again. Yes, I'm complaining. I'm a writer. I vent. So what does this have to do with dreams, and why am I telling you this?

Two reasons.

First, I've always dreamed. Tons of dreams. Crazy, silly, stupid dreams. Many of my dreams are like movies. Once I dreamed what I thought could've been an entire movie, start to finish, in a single night. It felt like I was watching a movie (one I had never seen). When I go long spells without writing, my dreams become more intense. The nightmares become more frequent, until they push out the crazy, silly, stupid dreams. The result being mental exhaustion when my head leaves the pillow in the morning.

Second, and why this is timely, is that I've had a 10 Questions interview in the queue for about a month now that delves deeply into dreams. I've interviewed Dr. Bonnie Buckner before, but this one will be a bit different. Instead of me asking the 10 questions, I asked her to supply her own. Questions she hears from her clients. This morning was my first chance to review the 12 questions she submitted. Fascinating stuff. You won't want to miss this one.

Set your calendar to March 18th, or better yet, subscribe to this blog and get an automatic notification. If you've ever been curious about dreams, don't miss this one.