Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What I'm Writing

What I’m writing this week:
I’m working on book 3 in my Dragon Hunters series and I have to say that disturbing dreams do help with the creative process of my writing. Too often I get so frustrated with the directions my thoughts take me that I have to sit back and wonder, “Where am I going with this?” That’s where the dreams come in.  Maybe it’s my inner voice telling me where I need to go, or the main characters telling me where they want to be, but there’s nothing quite as exciting when you wake up in the middle of the night and say “Ah-ha!” This happened to me early—early Monday morning.  I didn’t have to drag myself out of bed, but I did have to be quiet so I wouldn’t wake my husband up (who had the day off)
Needless to say, I used my new best friend, the delete button, and I re-wrote chapter two and started a completely different chapter 3. It’s a work in progress, but the words are there.
What do your dreams say to you? Do they push you in a new direction? Do they let you know you’re on the right path? Inquiring minds want to know.


  1. I've used parts of dreams in some of my books. My latest one was just to strange to ignore. I write urban fantasy so weirdness is always a good thing, and i had a dream about eating ashes. Something about when you eat the ashes it makes you see whatever it was that got burned. So i used that for my heroine to see what had been inside a house before it was burned down. Came in handy. :)

  2. I'm a big believer in examining your dreams for hints on where your story should go next. I think our minds keep working the puzzles we gave them during the day even after our bodies go off to sleep. And it's a shame to waste a whole night's work by refusing to pay attention in the morning. :)

    Regina Richards