Dreams

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.

 

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MommaPeach

wife, mom, writer. trying to finish my first draft.

8 thoughts on “Dreams

  1. 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 🙂

    1. 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 🙂

  2. 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 😘

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