Candice: I’ve been dreaming a lot recently. I’m a regular dreamer, but when I’ve got things on my plate: work, house sale etc my mind goes a bit mad and creates lots of exciting scenarios when I sleep, often to my detriment as I don’t get a good night’s sleep.
Anyway, over the weekend I had such a vivid dream that it woke me up at 3am with a start. It was scary in some way, as in that time between being half asleep and fully awake I was lying there thinking I can’t move, ‘It’ will get me. After I fell asleep again I had another totally different dream. However, the frustration in this is that I can’t remember either of them very well, and I am sure they were really good source material for stories. Damn!
I have read that people who are creative have pads or dictaphones by their bed, so when they wake up like this they can scribble it down or record it and then go back to sleep safe in the knowledge that they have another corker for the writing pot. However, I don’t think I could do that as I like my sleep and need a solid eight hours to make me feel like I’ve had a good night’s sleep. Actually fully waking up to write something down would just mean I’d struggle to go back to sleep and when you have to get up for work in the morning that doesn’t help!
Phil and I have a writing session planned for today, and I am adamant that there will be tea and cake, but there will also be writing. We were going to work in the local library but it’s shut for a refurb so we are now meeting in a hotel reception and pretending to have a business meeting so we can scribble away. I’m going to try to bring back the memory of one of these dreams, or the others I have been having recently, and see if I can capture it.
If you see two people with laptops, iPods and pots of tea next to them next time you go to a hotel reception, you’ll know who it is. Just don’t tell them we are blagging their electricity and WIFI in return for a quiet space!