Thursday, September 1, 2011

ink dreams

via Pintrest
part of my novel came to me in my sleep last night.

rather, it was in that half-wakeful, half-dozing state that brings one to a place of reality and dreams unlike any other.

it was strange. i could hear the voice of my heroine. see the circumstances in her life...bits and pieces of them, anyway. i even heard portions of the prose itself narrated in my head in some unknown tone.

and then i awoke. 
and had forgotten most, if not all. 

i should have sat up and penned it all down. i now feel like something has been something is missing from within my soul.

this feeling of the forgotten

it is almost painful to my writer's heart. 

but in other respects, it is reassuring to me, as well.

i now know my characters live. my words breathe within me, and i can feel their life starting to surge in my blood.

i can still hear my heroine's voice in my ear, urging me forward.

i know i have something to give. something to write.

and in two months time, it will all begin.

and i will outline and plan and write down my scrappy thoughts

until the magic happens


~blessings abound,


  1. So true! I can't count how many times I've thought of some particular bit a story and only to have it fly away when I have the time to write it down!
    And as for my chacters being real to me? I tend to become them while I am writing the book,dressing, talking and generly acting like them.....November is always so fun.....

  2. I can't wait! I'm so glad that you met your characters in your dreams. How wonderful. I'm still pondering mine. Little things keep popping into my head and I wonder, "is that supposed to play in?" "He's a runner... she grabs a cigarette when stress is too high to bear... he kisses baby..." on and on. These are things that have come to me recently. Whether or not I grab hold of them, I am unsure.

  3. I meet my characters everywhere. In the forest, in my dreams at the grocery store. How frustrating to forget the dream! I'm sure the Holy Spirit will remind you if need be.

  4. I do the same thing, and I understand the frustration of it.

    I can't wait for November. I have 2 stories that are aching to be written.

  5. talk about inspiration! gee, i don't think i could ever write a novel! that is pretty neat of you!!

    please let me know when you finish- i am no good writer, but an avid reader, that's for sure.

    xoxo flor

  6. I like the way you write the poem...