And words are dried bits at the bottom of the oatmeal pot.
So let's talk about dreams. Yes, we all have the "normal" dreams of aspiring authors (the dream agent, the dream editor, world dominion). But what about all the nuances that are hard to put into words?
What about Things that no non-writer would ever understand?
Things like, "I wish I had two hours straight every morning to talk to my dog in a loud voice with various foreign accents, because that's how I get my best plotting done."
In short, aside from the obvious I-wanna-be-published, what does your Dream Life look like?
What does your Dream Day look like?
How many more hours would you devote to your craft, if only you could?
What are your thoughts on the Amtrak Writing Residency?
My dream day:
- Wake up early to freshly brewed organic coffee with local cream.
- Walk along the beach (because of course I will live by the ocean).
- Quiet time with coffee and cat.
- Write. Until, like, lunch.
- Which will then be served by my personal, organic chef. And cleaned up, too.
- Practice my piano. Go to dance classes. Work on various other creative pursuits.
- Eat dinner, which will be served by my personal, organic chef. And cleaned up, too.
- Read until bedtime. Or watch a good movie. Or read. Or maybe read.
I left out the boring stuff like "put in a load of laundry" and "go to Walmart", because, really that's not the language of dreams. Having a personal chef is one of my Ultimate Luxury dreams, because I hate cooking (but I love food). Probably I'll want someone to clean my bathrooms, too. But I'm okay with, yanno, throwing the dirty clothes into the washer and whizzing around with my beautiful ostrich feather duster once a week (yes, it really is beautiful, and rather romantic in a housecleaning sort of way). In all other ways, though, I would like to live the life of an artiste.
Okay--your turn! Our dreams keep us fully alive, so don't hold them back. Looking forward to reading yours!