When it comes to crazy dreams the one that assaulted me last night is a new winner. I blame it on last night’s overindulgence, too many cookies and sweets followed by trying to untangle the knotted mess of my manuscript as I waited for sleep. There wasn’t even any Stilton cheese involved, I fear to think what would have happened if there were. I won’t attempt a synopsis, even now within an hour of waking, the structure of the thing has fallen into a thousand glittering pieces.
I did gather up as many of those pieces as I could, jotting down the basic idea any of the images that lingered. It would make a terrific story if I could remember more. I am hoping that I will uncover more of the pieces as the day progresses. It’s days like these that make having a notepad or digital recorder handy essential.
It was beautiful and complex, full of modern architecture and impossible places. If you were to combine Alice in Wonderland with Inception and have it directed by Guillermo del Toro, you wouldn’t be far off. As with all dreams, I wanted to stay there and finish the puzzle. I know I was close, the last pieces were about to snap into place when I woke.
It’s at times like these where I wish writing was my day job, I would love to spend a few hours outlining a book based on the ideas that fill my head and live in that alternate reality a bit longer.
Happy writing everyone!