April 26, 2010

A Time to Skimp; A Time to Pluck

My husband likes to call it

 However, he is sometimes referred to as

No matter how you spell it (because he DID take me to Washington DC for six days), Hotel Room Internet Fee+My Husband=No Internet.

Well, we bought a couple of hours one day. But I was pretty much out of the net loop for the week and between walking Capitol Hill and the Mall, navigating the Metro, finding the fun dining spots, getting dolled up for the Gala, and my husband's conferences and meeting with legislators and such, I found myself with a little time for introspection. And rubbing my feet. And reading Brandon Sanderson's Elantris.
I was too tired to write, but I did have a dream one night. A dream story. A dream story with a main character with a name and a purpose and an antagonist, and a setting that will work, and dialogue I remember. I only need to make dinner and take my daughter shopping, play my volleyball game, participate in Family Home Evening and fold the laundry, and then probably drop because we got home at midnight last night. But maybe not. Maybe I'll dive in, build a world, and create a character to fall in love with. I just. Need. To get. It out.

Maybe Me+No Internet=Subconscious Creative Juice Flow.
That pear is getting pretty dang ripe.

Juicy.

7 comments:

M. Gray said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you that you had a dream you can write. I need another one of those. It's been a long time.

I'm glad you had fun on your DC trip. Which memorial and Smithsonian were your favorites??

KarenG said...

So exciting!! I'm always jealous of writers who dream their stories. Their multi million dollar best selling stories with sequels...

Krista said...

M, my favorite memorial was the Lincoln, and I know that's a popular one, but I just know he was such a great man... it stays. My favorite Smithsonian (Art) we didn't get to (I was there as a teen), but I was utterly moved and a bit overwhelmed by the Museum of US History. And I'll add one. My favorite Capitol Hill building: The Library of Congress. And when I say it in my head, I say it with Nicholas Cage's voice. Amazing building.

Karen, since this dream has nothing to do with vampires and such, I'm not sure I'll capture the paranormal-loving hordes, but it was a vivid enough story that I want to give it a shot... but that doesn't mean their won't be sequels, haha.

ali said...

I LOVE story dreams! I hope you find the time to start channeling that baby! ♥

Elana Johnson said...

Glad you had a great time -- and that you're back and ready to spew juice. :)

L.T. Elliot said...

Sometimes I think I need a little unplugging to get my pears riper. Sometimes, I think I just make myself a little crazy.

prashant said...

I'm so happy for you that you had a dream you can write
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