Monday, 3 September 2012

WIPs, goals, music and the weather

I had a dream in recent times that stuck with me after waking, and I just knew I had to write it up as a story. I've written a little bit, and yet I don't really know how to proceed. This is one of those situations where I think some sitting and some stewing on the idea for a while may be in order. I've already shared my dream with my CPs who are awesome at giving me direction for my plotlines. So right now I'm just sort of feeling my way through the story (as it unfolds in my head, not yet on "paper"). I will say that it's a love story but there's a lot more to it than that. It requires world-building. And it could be steampunk-ish, but I'm pretty sure it's set in the future. Maybe an alternate reality? Anyway, as you can see I'm not sure where I'm going with it. But I love being inspired, and I love my cool dreams.

In other news, I finished my rewrite of SUNDOWN, and I'm quite happy with how it went. I'm not quite satisfied with the ending, but that's yet another project I'm letting sit for a while. My CPs have already given me plenty of inspiration for revisions/partial rewriting, so I'll be making use of those ideas when I get around to revising. For now, I'm happier with where the story went this time. My MC, I believe, is more likeable (including by me, her writer) because she's stronger and more independent (I always intended her to be that way, but somehow she turned out whiny and passive. Passive! No MC of mine should ever be passive, unless s/he's planned that way. ;)

What I'm focusing on mostly right now is my music project, the collaboration involving me putting vocals on a guy's songs for him, and in return him making my simple acoustic numbers into proper songs with drums, bass and all that (which I also then put vocals over). Then I need to get back into my actual goals that I set myself this year, because I have fallen behind with many of them. Shouldn't be long before I can get stuck back in!

It is now springtime over here in Aus, and I wave a sad goodbye to winter for another year. I love spring, don't get me wrong, but I cower in dread of what follows after it. ;)


  1. I never had a story idea come to me in a dream until very recently, and now the first draft of a novella is almost done lol! But like you, I had to stew on it for a while before anything came out - it's totally worth the wait though! :D

  2. I've had a story idea from a dream. It was so vivid I can still picture it today. I hope something great comes of yours!

  3. Dream ideas are amazing. I've never had a whole book come to me in a dream, but I will often dream up answers to my plot holes or ideas to incorporate into my current WIP. Good luck!

  4. You bid a sad goodbye to winter and I bid a sad goodbye to summer. Maybe we were switched at birth? ;)

    Glad to hear your busy writing. That's what we want to be able to say, yeah? I am not having the same luck... but then there is a lot going on right now, perhaps I should be content with the fact that I do get some writing done. Cheers!

  5. It sounds like it was an interesting dream.

    Congratulations on finishing your rewrite!

  6. It's wonderful news that you're done with the rewrite. I hope you nail the ending in the next round of edits.

    I love dreamspirations, too. I had one last week and it's so shiny and distracting I may have to work on it a bit. And if you want more winter, come up here. I could sure go for some more summer.

  7. I don't think I've had a story idea come to me in a dream...I had a dream once about being in a law school class while the professor was talking about machines, the Enterprise, and Jane Eyre, but that was just weird. :P

  8. Congrats on finishing your rewrite and enjoy the nebulousness of your new creative idea. And have fun with the music making!

    I know what you mean about dreading what follows spring; we're due to bid summer adieu here in NY, in a few weeks and I really, truly, can't wait to see it go. Adios, heat and humidity!
    Some Dark Romantic

    1. Thanks Mina :D

      and yeah, I always dread the summer over here. I think we get similar temperatures to you guys.

  9. I've dreamt solutions to plot holes in my dreams, but never entire stories. Give it time and maybe you'll dream the rest of yours. Hope the music stuff all goes well.


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