Mr.Sandman…

I pulled a #StephenKing last night. I awoke shortly after four in the morning and wrote from start to end a very fluid dream that I think has the potential to make a great story. Before actually getting up to write it down I dreamt I was writing it down on anything I could find. In my dream I remember saying to myself, I’m not really writing this down am I? In that moment decided to let myself actually wake up to make sure I didn’t lose this jewel covered in dust.

I am also practising in this moment what Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway which I studied while pursuing Creative Writing in college suggests: Immediately upon waking the first thing you do is go straight to the keyboard and write whatever comes to mind without hesitation and allow no interruptions and as it was this story that came out. (This blog has been heavily edited).

It has been so long since I have woken up to the call of a good story, in fact I have let many story ideas go because at the time my children were quite young but they sleep a little longer these days. When is the last time you woke up to the call of a great story and wrote it down? What was the long term outcome? Was is just a loss of sleep of was it really rewarding in the long term?

 

One thought on “Mr.Sandman…

  1. Glad it worked out for you! I myself also tried to jot down dream ideas and kept paper and pen by my bed. However, for me, the next day, eager to flesh out the fantastic ideas of the sleep before, on reading in the morning, discovered them to be ridiculous and not workable! I didn’t give up, but if anything, they became more mundane. So now I just sleep and enjoy my night time dreams, and try to daydream my better writing ideas while awake!

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