Monday, January 25, 2010

Week 2 and dreaming

Actually - and surprisingly - I'm doing very well on my habitforge stuff. It's amazing what having to say no and start over again will do to my psyche :)

Have you ever had a dream that seems so real you wake up and have to take a moment to reorient yourself to the real world? I had one the other night and shot straight up in bed, absolutely convinced that my husband had divorced me and we had a second child that I could not for the life of me find. It was very disconcerting, not to mention that it started my whole day off poorly. I wonder why they seem so real and what they are all about. Needless to say, my husband is not planning on getting rid of me (not that I know of LOL! He doesn't even know our bank account number without asking me, I think he'd have a hard time functioning) and we are definitely not having any more children, but it was really strange. Have you ever dreamed of something so real it hurts to wake up?

I have a book that details what certain dreams mean but I've never been able to effectively use it. I either can't remember what exactly happened or nothing specific stands out to be interpreted. I don't think I've ever dreamed of falling, there are no specific animals in my dreams, or watches, or dark trees, or anything like that. But I do have recurring dreams of certains rooms or houses I've never been in. I always own them and they look either Victorian or Medieval to me :) I have no idea.

I took a class once and have read many books that suggest thinking about a problem in your story before you go to bed and you will often dream about the answer, your subconscious doing the work for you while you are asleep. Inevitably I have some freaky dream that involves chickens running around or being in high school again though I'm my current age while every one else is the age they were then.

So that doesn't exactly work :) Is there anything you do to control your dreams?

Just wondering :)


Monday, January 18, 2010

Making and Breaking Habits

I am not one for making resolutions, especially since whenever I have in the past I've always broken them. But a new site has come to my attention through my friend Natalie and it's too good to pass up. You set a goal, you have to do it for 21 days to make it a habit. Every day they email you to see if you've made your goal. If yes, you move on to the next day with a congrats. If not, you are back at square one, buddy, so soddy cho ta matty.

So I'm on there. I've done my goals every darn day and it rocks!!! Plus, the added embarrassment of having other people see that I have failed is enough to spark me :)

Try it out!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Back from winter vacation

Here I am! Had a great set of holidays and my birthday in there somewhere. My father actually bought me a book. He has never that I know of bought my birthday present, that is for my mom to do or for me to just get moolah, but he bought me a book MONTHS AGO! I am muy impressed and can't wait to dig in. It's called The Haunting of America. Go DAD!

Just finished a fabulous book by Susan Gourley. Her first fantasy and I am completely and utterly hooked on the series already. Come on, Sue, hurry up with the next one!

I honestly do not know why I ever say I am kicking around any certain idea or the genre I want to write it in. Inevitably (and invariably, for that matter) the very next thing I do is change my mind and feel like an idiot. So I'm not saying this time. Suffice it say that I've changed my mind and am tinkering with something else.