Almost 5 years ago, I read this lovely post HERE by J. A. Bennett and felt inspired to just let go and blog for the fun of it again.
Here’s the result of that freeing feeling–I’m going to tell you about the crazy dream I had that night. Be ready, it’s pretty silly.
In the dream I was at some sort of parade. I noticed that my publisher (at the time) was there and some other book friends. Then I noticed that there were some book reviewers walking along and one in particular had a big poster with her review of my book, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things. She came right up to me and I glanced at the poster and noticed the review was less than glowing. The reviewer started talking to me in kind of a negative way and I thought, “Don’t argue, just listen.”
Then the reviewer, with her big yellow poster, started telling me how she didn’t like how I wrote the book in a Sci Fi (Science Fiction) style. *Here is where you note that this was an especially strange dream*
I told the reviewer that my book wasn’t Sci Fi, it was a mystery, but she didn’t agree and wanted to bash my book. So then I said, “If you think my book is Sci Fi, then I don’t want to talk to you. Go and talk to my publisher.”
And then my dream moved to the set of “Shark Tank” where I was a spectator listening to some guy talk about how he had a chocolate breakfast shake every morning and Mark Cuban nodded and said, “Yeah, I do that too. I haven’t ate breakfast in fifteen years.”
See I told you my dream was bizarro!
My analysis with a few chuckles: Diamond Rings are Deadly Things was my newest book at the time and was definitely on my mind a lot because I hoped that people liked it and I was excited to see what they thought and I guess a little worried too! My reviews were great though so I’d better remind my dream self not to worry so much when a book releases.
The point is, sometimes you just need to let go and write. Write things down. Write what you think, feel, or dream about, and that could be what motivates and inspires you to keep writing.
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