Tuesday, October 26, 2010

On NaNo and Dreams

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. ~William Dement

I'm alternately ready and OH-SO not ready for NaNoWriMo to start. I have a long list of ideas for scenes and have been messing with my favorite scene question:

What would (the character) NEVER do? Now ... find a way for (the character) to do it.

Always fun and challenging.

I also updated my collage for the story:

Geoff is going to be swallowed up into a family of crazy sisters -- all artists of some sort and full of fun and energy. He's a little out of his depth. And, if you look up in the corner, that's Liv and Mike. We'll touch base with them now and then throughout the story as well.

I know I have more to do to be truly prepared, and I have to figure out how to work around DH's "I'm off all month" November schedule to find time to write AND get all my work done.

I may need to commit myself to the funny farm come December 1st. Maybe before.


I had an incredibly vivid dream last night. I didn't live here, I was in a house in the city with a smaller backyard. The yard was FULL of a thriving vegetable garden: tomatoes and squash. The plants were huge and full of ripe fruit and needed harvesting. The colors were so vivid -- I remember seeing heirloom tomatoes in all colors: orange, yellow, pink. Everything was too big -- the squash fruit was enormous, the tomatoes the size of my head. And I had to army crawl under them to get anywhere, and when I did I discovered that something had come along at that level and taken a bite out of every tomato underneath. I was also raising tomato worms in my caterpillar box!

My mom was there, and in the dream she and DD were leaving in her car to go somewhere and I had to harvest everything by myself. The tomato worms were out of food, too, so I had to replenish their supplies.

I think I need a dream analyst on staff. I have the strangest dreams...


You Are Bold

You are a total go getter. You aren't meek about speaking your mind and taking action.

You are successful and a high achiever. You like to work hard, and you like the rewards that come with your success.

While you are very career focused, you are also family oriented. You seek a balanced life.

You have lofty goals, but you still have your feet firmly planted on the ground.

Pretty close to all correct.



Judy said...

My snack answer was the same, but only because they didn't have french fries... LOL....

Judy said...

testing for profile

Dru said...

I barely remember my dreams.

You Are Solid

You are down to earth and conscientious. You are definitely a realist.

Your friends appreciate your down to earth approach to life. You can be counted on to have a good head on your shoulders.

Morals and ethics are important to you. You always try to act properly.

You treat people well and expect to be treated well in return. You believe in respect.

So true.

Have a good Tuesday.

Brandy said...

Your dream does sound odd, but very interesting. *g*

I wonder why there were no apples to snack on for the quiz? My results were the same as Dru's. And accurate.

I hope you're having a peaceful day!

Ceri Hebert said...

Very strange dream. Hmmm....

I'm in the same NaNo boat as you. I'm still torn between story ideas. I want to do the sequel but nothing is coming to me. I'm getting bits and pieces, I know basically who my heroine is and what she's dealing with, but that's about it. Then I came up with the guardian angel thing that might fit into it.

Time is ticking away.

Wish I'd have my bright shiny new laptop by the 1st though.

groovyoldlady said...

I'm not much of a crunchy, salty snacker, but my hesitant choice came out pretty close to the mark:

You Are Outgoing
You are a sharing and friendly person. You like being around other people.
You are always up for a gathering of friends, and you live for parties.

You are warm and welcoming. You have a kind word for almost everyone.
You are a true and loyal friend. You pride yourself on being trustworthy.

So.....where do you get the pics for your character boards? Magazines? Online? I'd really like to do one for Molasses Swamp.

Maria Zannini said...

Interesting dream. The full, ripe fruit is a good sign, but that each one has a bite might mean trouble.

Very cool dream nonetheless.