Writing Can Be Murder

December 13, 2007

I dream of

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 10:07 am

a vertical line.
I’m sick. I have a miserable cold. It’s the second cold I’ve had this season, and it’s only the middle of December. Of course, I did fly twice in a week, so I should expect to be sick, right?

 So the other night, desperate to get some sleep, I took a couple of Nyquil. Big mistake.

I got caught in one of those endless loop dreams. This one was about a vertical line. Couldn’t cross it. Couldn’t go over or under it. Couldn’t turn it on its side.

Now I know the dream really wasn’t about a line. It has to be about an obstacle that I can’t figure out how to overcome, right? Problem is, I’m not sure which of my dilemmas it was about.

Unless of course the line, was really an “I”. If that’s the case, then the dream did its job. Yesterday I had the brainstorm to write my latest piece in first person (something I’ve never done, and I’m really leery about, but feels SO right).

Do you dream about your writing?

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1 Comment »

  1. I write and edit in my dreams. It’s very frustrating.

    I’ve never had the vertical line dream, but I have had the white rectangle dream. I believe it’s a memory from a past life as a two dimensional entity.

    Comment by bgardner — December 14, 2007 @ 3:19 pm


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