Lots of writing books say not to start with a dream. They say not to end that it was all a dream. They usually say leave dreams out all together. Nobody likes to read about someone else’s dream. Do you think that is true?
On Thursday I told the school director that I wanted to work two days a week instead of four. I want more time to work on finding an agent and making art. It took months to come to this decision. A few months more to act on it. Typically I work from ten at night until one in the morning and get up at six to face everything else.
When do you get to work on your writing? Do you (would you) lose sleep to do so?
The night after I committed to few hours and less regular pay, I dream the roof of my apartment was about to cave in. Layers of ceiling peeled away to reveal an enormous metal box held up by one bolt. If it fell in, it would kill everyone at home. On the other side of the room my husband pulled back a curtain to reveal a window I didn’t know was there. “Did you know this window was there?” he said.
“I’ve got to figure out how to make that metal room come down safely,” I said.
No dream book is needed to work that out, I suppose.
Does your work (your writing/art) show up in your dreams? Which side of the room are you in–the side about to be crushed by a rusted, creaking forgotten upstairs room or the side with the window to see the sky?