Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Fortune Teller of Dreams
They started with beauty and health. I would dream that I opened my tube of mascara and it was empty. Within a week of having that dream it would actually happen. I would dream that I bought a new summer dress. Within weeks, I would find an identical dress for sale. I would dream that I got sick and well, within a week I would be.
As dreams go, it's a little lame that my dreams predict stupid things like lost eyeliners or indicate that I should dress nice on a certain day because I'll meet a cute guy (back in high school still).
Then one night I had a dream that I was a bestselling author. Minus the bestselling part, that dream came true. However, lately (okay, okay, almost a year) I've been feeling that I can't write. That everything I type is pure crap and no one will ever want to read it. Surely I will never publish another story again.
Last night I had a dream. In this dream I was holding a book. I was proud of myself because this book was selling really well, and it was written by me. Then I looked at the cover. Besides my name, the yellow cover said Harlequin Super Romance on it. And then, I heard a voice saying "This is what you need to be writing". Soon after I heard that voice, my alarm clock rang and I had to get up.
I've never read a Harlequin Super Romance so that is now on my to do list. Maybe that is where my publishing luck will be.
Have you ever had fortune teller-like dreams?
Fun Fact: The dream I had in high school about me being a bestselling author, and the dream I had last night about my Harlequin novel, have one thing in common. In both dreams, my book had a yellow cover.