When dreams are published on pages, can you say that it’s been, somehow, realized?
Have you ever had a dream that you thought would make a great movie/book?
Dreams are illusive images our subconscious conjures and shows us while the body is in stasis. Most people know this, and most remember their dreams as unrealistic thoughts.
When I read a book I really like, I research the author, the reason she wrote the story, where he/she came from, what they like, what they don’t, how many kids/pets they have, and anything else I can find about them. Basically, I turn into a stalker.
It never struck me as strange that some of those writers based their entire story on a dream they had (I.e., Twilight). After all, most of what I read is fantasy and fantasy is where you let the imagination fly.
But now that I’ve started to write, I wonder how this dream-turn-into-fiction works.
So I had a dream the other night. I remember, during that dream, telling myself this would make a great story. I remember waking in the middle of the night and thinking about that dream as a vague memory, something that happened so long ago, I could only recall glimpses. But in the morning, all I could remember was the part where I thought the dream would make a great story, nothing else. This actually happens with more frequency than I’d like.
A while back, I remember telling myself I should write down this dream – while I was still dreaming – so that I’d remember in the morning. The moment that thought crossed my mind, I was awake, and the dream was sailing away faster than I could grasp it.
In fact, ever since I started writing, all the dreams I do remember are nothing but rubbish, no non-sense stuff that would make the ‘mad tea party’ sound sane.
I do have my day dreams, and from those, I’ve gathered quite a lot of interesting thoughts, but the nightly ones… it makes me wonder if I’m the anomaly or if these other writers have a way of recording their dreams.
Do you remember all your dreams? Do you think they’re worth writing down?