So last night, I dreamt a whole novel. Each scene played out vividly. Ask me if I wrote it down?
So here I am at work trying to go through my dream and write down what I can. It was a good story. I use to do that with poems during my most prolific writing period. I could be driving from work and a whole poem would sprout in my head. By the time that I got to my destination, I would have worked out all of the kinks.
Admittedly, that prolific writing period was a long time ago. But thanks to school and Nanowrimo, I feel like whatever was there is still there. If that makes sense.
As for Nanowrimo, I got in almost 9,000 words. Way short of 50,000. Now, that doesn’t count all of the papers and stories that I wrote in my two classes. I was very distracted in the month of November. It was my first time trying Nanowrimo (I’m committed to trying again next year) and I’m proud of myself for trying. I don’t even want to continue what I wrote for it, but I do plan to keep the characters, research and story arc. I want to do something with it.
I have learned to keep writing. When I was in boot camp for the Navy, I had to jump off of a diving board. I had never done it before and I was scared. Beyond scared. But I didn’t want to go home. So I jumped. I kept telling myself that I could do it. And the whole time that I floated/swam I kept telling myself that I could do it.
I’m going to use that to push myself and continue on toward my goal of finishing my novel by the end of 2017.
I can do it.
I can do it.
I can do it.
8 thoughts on “Dreams”
Yes you can!
So glad you discovered “whatever was there is still there”! It sounds like NaNoWriMo achieved its purpose for you. Looking forward to reading your novel 🙂
Thank you! Yes, I was getting down on myself but then I realized how great it was and what I had gained from it. I will send you a first read when it’s done 🙂
Because you tell me that I Can Do Anything, I think I Can! So give yourself the same advice you give others and “Do It”! I know you are a mom, wife, student, worker and advisor of a your friends but try to do this for you! You have been so busy that I haven’t seen you Just Do You! I have faith in you, I will say it one more time “Just Do You”. Love you 😘
Thank you. I rarely ever get me time to do it. But yes, I know that I need to. And I know that I can do it, I just have to do it
Yes, you can do it! I’m looking forward to reading your novel.