Accomplishing Your Dreams


[dreem]  noun, verb, dreamed or dreamt, dream·ing, adjective



1. a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.–Did you know that creative people have more nightmares than non-creative people? Yup. I read that somewhere.
2. the sleeping state in which this occurs. Once I arose at 5 every morning to write. Chris Crowe can do it (every morning at 4), why couldn’t I? Cheri Earl gets up early and writes. Sometimes. But when I did it I was so sleepy, I couldn’t even remember what I wrote or IF I wrote. Find your best time to write. Stick to it. Write when you can, put best you on the paper.
3. an object seen in a dream. Having something recur in a story makes the object important. It must play a role in the climax of the novel in some way.
4. an involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake. I won’t tell you of my really scary recurring nightmare that had to do with a large man. That I think may have been more real than I want to remember.
5. a vision voluntarily indulged in while awake; daydream; reverie. I used to dream I’d make enough money to live on. Sheesh! There’s nothing to see here! Move on!
6. an aspiration; goal; aim:  This is us, as a group–We’re writers dreaming for something big, something exciting–to hold our published novels in our hands. Can we do it? Will you? Will I keep putting in the hours? Will Ann Dee? Kyra?
7. a wild or vain fancy. Our writing? Is our writing a vain fancy? Or are we really going after the dream and making it a reality?
8. something of an unreal beauty, charm, or excellence. Do you ever write that one great line and think, “Wow! Woweekazowie! That was inspired! No one has written a line like that. I may not have written that line. I think an angel helped me on that gem.”
Just remember, inspiration SHOULD help you form a good, strong thought.
Here’s a dream:
I have a not-so-secret crush on Ryan Reynolds. He is tall and my agent, Steve, has seen Ryan on the streets of New York.

A most beautiful dream, written, recorded and worth listening to often.

‘I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope.’ Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963

(look for the blue word HERE to hear the speech)
“Every novel should have a dream in it.” Louise Plummer, not an exact quote, but from my memory.
I used to always dream about one house in particular. It was huge. I could go anywhere in the house except behind specific doors because something evil was behind there. I don’t know what it was. But this was a recurring dream. And the house always had glass door knobs.
What do you think about your dreams? Are they attainable?
What about your nightmares?
So there!
I tried to put Johnny Depp on here, but he disappeared off the page.
I guess I won’t be marrying him after all.
(PS I will edit this after I get back from taking Cait to work. Please excuse any mistakes.)


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9 responses to “Accomplishing Your Dreams

  1. I have nightmares ALL THE TIME. They are usually about zombies or the end of the world or being in a high school musical and forgetting the words to the songs. Sometimes Zac Efron is there, but those aren’t nightmares because Efron is too pretty for the real world.

    We should all start a book about a nightmare we’ve had. I think I should combine my three of my continuing nightmares. High School Zombie Apocalypse – The Muscial. Yes! It’ll be a best seller.

    • CLW

      Hahaha! I will sing in your musical!

    • Rebecca Birkin

      Okay, this is weird. I had such bizarre dreams the other day (feverish ones, I think,) that I did a blog post too, and something about dreams and writing on an authors’ Facebook Page. I’ve never had that many responses before, ever. So many writers get their ideas from dreams. Good ideas. I’m jealous. I don’t think my vivid dream about my husband talking to me while eating crackers very loudly makes a good plot at all!

  2. Emily Tree

    On New Year’s Eve I saw Ryan Reynolds at the Kneaders in Heber City. I think he had probably been skiing in Park City.

  3. Andrea Roberts

    I have dreams that should be nightmares, but they don’t bother me. At most I get, oh what’s the word… unsettled.

    Recurring themes in my dreams are big houses with secret rooms, flying, Harry Potter, Babylon 5, rivers, the mummy from The Mummy movies, and the Borg. I’m always running from Imhotep or the Borg.

    I got turned into a centaur once by two unhappy Chinese dragons I drug out from under a bridge and took with me to school. The front half of my horse part was lavender and the back half was teal. My extra legs made it hard to walk and there was a mass exodus from town. I didn’t fit in any of the cars so they had to strap me on top of a semi. I love my dreams.

    Last night was a Harry Potter dream again. It was very different than the books… and I think there was an ent…

    I think my dreams are attainable with time. I will be published someday, and my comics will be popular and earn me money! Someday, someday.

    • CLW

      You are so confidant! And Andrea, these are great dreams, too. I love that you are tied to the top of a bus. 🙂

      And I am ALWAYS afraid of my scary dreams.


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