Does your work show up in your sleep?
Last night I dreamed I was baking cookies and making pancakes, but it was a MESS!
The cookies were the size of my hands, swelling up and overflowing the baking pans, dripping all over the oven, sticky and out of control. I threw them out.
The pancakes were the same way. Somehow I’d put too many in one skillet and each was the size of a laptop. They all touched and fused together into an inedible disaster. It was all panic and slop.
Then I woke up and faced my NaNoWriMo project, and laughed.
I’m learning the value of balancing efficient writing with higher word counts. I write lean. Normally, I have to go back and layer in all kinds of things like politics, body language beyond nods and smiles (good grief, so many nods and smiles!), food, etc.
With my latest writing growth spurt involving needing to rewrite Ferals & Blights almost completely from scratch (there’s a good reason, I swear), I’m processing all that ‘wasted’ work. Pile that stress on top of transforming my novelette into a 60k novel for NaNo, and you can see why my brain thinks we’re in trouble!
I’d love to hear your weirdest stress dreams. Have you written any dream scenes?