Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford
natf

For once I have remembered parts of a dream!

When I woke up this morning (at about 6 am the first time but at 9 am when I truly woke up enough to get up), I was in a lot of pain, very vertiginous and with worse double vision than usual. This had been the case in my dream as well. For once I did not awake from a dream about desperately trying to find a loo and busting to wee — over and over again — only to find myself busting to wee IRL.

I also remember a spoken line from this dream. At one point I said to dream-hubby, "I would be great at NaNoWriMo if it wasn't NaNoWriMo." I can even remember what I meant by those words — that I would be great at writing when given a deadline if only I was not allowed to write any old crap merely to meet a deadline wordcount for the day and a deadline wordcount for the month. If there was a more reasonable definition to the deadline (with built in flexibility for the MonSter, of course) I might be more inclined to complete the project. I also remember adding, in the dream, "I have a tendency to give up completely if I don't meet just one day's deadline." This is 100% true for me and why I have started so many projects over the years and why I am so bad at the follow-through and completion. I also get bored of long projects very quickly. Oooh! Shiny new ideas!

I have realised something today that leads on from this, whilst reading the third part of an AWESOME series of essays by haikujaguar (Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.) entitled "Many Roles".

If I want to be a writer at all I need to write short things. Not novels. Poems. Flash fiction. Blog posts. Memoirs. I am good at that. Less so the longer projects, as discussed above. Maybe collections of short things at a push.

Phew! An amazing eureka moment at age 42 triggered by dreaming and reading LiveJournal — who'd'a thunk it?
Tags: dream, memory, writing
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