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Novel dreams of a creative mum are surely best sellers

LATELY I have been dreaming that I am writing a novel.

I toss and turn all night, semi awake in parts, visualising the story in my head.

Sadly I wake up and nothing is written, all memory of the story line gone; a good night's work all wasted.

If only my dream were true.

I'd love to wake up and find out I had a novel written and all ready to send off to a publisher.

Instead all I find is a bookcase of novels beside my bed just waiting to be read.

There have been other recurring dreams in the past I wished were true.

One was about being locked inside a gigantic department store after closing.

I would spend the night trying clothes and shoes on, browsing through books, listening to music, riding the escalators and having the time of my life.

Another dream was of going into an old and wondrous second-hand book store, browsing the aisles.

The dreamy part is when the owner tells me he was going to close the shop down so I could take all the books I wanted, for free.

Yes, that's the stuff true dreams are made of. Well, for me anyway.

There are theories you can train your mind to dream a certain way, by visualising a topic or writing about it before you go to sleep.

I have always had a suggestive mind, but it works best while I am awake.

Someone casually mentions Sesame Street and next thing you know I'm singing, 'Sunny day, sweepin' the clouds away, On my way to where the air is sweet'.

Other songs like Kylie Minogue's 'Can't get you out of my head' I can't get out of my head, for days and days.

Strangely, the lyrics are usually accompanied by a few head movements, shoulder shrugs, or even full body dance moves, depending on the song.

Damn you Psy and your Gangnam Style.

But I guess I need to face the fact I am never going to write a Pulitzer Prize winner while I stack a few zzzzs.

I need to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and start writing.

I'll also need plenty of time with no housework to worry about, no kids to distract me, and no Super Mum columns to write.

Yes, I really am dreaming.

 

Super Mum with Sharyn O'Neill

Twitter: supermum1972

Topics:  author, novelist, publishing, super mum




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