I started this blog about a week ago and I believe it is time for me to post that very first blog post. I’m hoping to post something weekly, but we shall see.
To start, I’m going to tackle a rather interesting phenomenon that happens to me. I’m sure it happens to many people, however I can only speak for myself. Those who know me in real life, outside of cyberland, know that it is true.
I have epic dreams.
By epic I do mean very interesting storylines and cool characters, but my dreams go the extra mile. They are full on cinematic dreams, complete with animated sequences, editing, camera moves, special effects, sometimes a soundtrack, and often famous people. Actually the novel I am currently writing is based off a dream involving the beautiful Jennifer Lawrence and the awesome Josh Hutcherson. Yes, the kids from the Hunger Games movie. (And yes, kids, because they are younger than me…and are making significantly more money. Cue gross sobbing). Of course I don’t always have these epic dreams. If I did, I would be exhausted all the time. But I have them with enough frequency that I can write about them. In fact I had one this very morning.
And forgot most of it.
It’s sad but true that all too often dreams are easily forgotten. Especially the ones that can spawn some really kick-ass story lines. To solve this problem, I’ve started a dream journal. Before I started this journal solely dedicated to my dreams, I would just jot down the ideas in whatever medium was readily available, be it another journal or my computer. In general this method doesn’t always work, because part of the process is me remembering to write it all down that morning before the details slip away from me. It’s a bit of a vicious cycle. But I’ve caught a few really creative ideas in these journals and am usually able to trigger the memory once I re-read the short synopsis I’ve previously written. From there I’ve already developed some interesting stories that I would love to express in some form.
I have no clue where these dreams come from, though I suspect my over-active imagination and creative background play a part. The Surrealists had a point. The subconscious mind is an incredibly powerful tool for innovation and creativity. I’m lucky that my mind has decided to express these creative thoughts in the form of epic dreams. I might not ever discover these ideas otherwise.
Now I will pose a question to you. As I said before, I doubt I’m the only person out there who has these epic dreams. So what sort of dreams do you have? Answer by clicking “Ask me Anything!”