Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Writers Nightmare

I had a dream. The happy kind of dream where I had my ARC’s and I got to see my actual book for the first time. At first glance, the bright pink and black colors popped out at me, so it seemed to be my book. But when I held it closer, the cover was made of stretchy nylon, and most of the image was missing. I remember thinking, “my book is supposed to be hardcover. And it looks nothing like the way it should.”

The back cover was blank. Just a solid color. I started to “slightly” freak out. I opened the first page and it gave a description of the book. But it wasn’t mine. It described something so completely different (which of course I can’t remember now) but it made me frantically flip through the pages. And there I found random stories from other books thrown together. Every story but mine. So I went around snagging my ARC’s out of everyone’s hands …then my alarm went off.

So I wonder how it would’ve ended if my alarm didn’t interupt this….dream? It started off so happy and ended up a writers nightmare. It’s almost like those dreams you have when you’re starting the first day of school (or work) and you show up without clothes, or you’re expecting a baby and dream that you forget your baby in the mall (sorry, Alex!).

So any dream interpreters want to make a guess on what my book dream could mean?  Do all writers have nightmares about their books or is it just me?

I also dreamt that an octopus ate my husband.


8 comments:

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Hi new follower *waves*

Ooh, I hate those dreams that start all happy before turning into a nightmare.

Maybe it's your brain trying to tell you to make sure your cover looks how you want it.

As for the Octopus eating your husband...hmmm. :)

Crissy said...

I think it is just anxiety but I am sure it will all come together perfectly!

BTW, too bad about your hubby. (:

Lenny said...

wow you sure had a couple of weird dreams. i dont know what they mean but im sure glad theyre not for real. hope you have some happy dreams tonight.
...smiles from lenny

Candyland said...

I agree. I think it's anxiety. But the octopus thing is totally a premonition.

Amie B said...

i agree with chrissy and candyland - you're definately stressed out. if i lived close by i'd take you to the spa for a pedicure and then we could binge on chocolate while watching a chick flick. i'm sure you'd be feeling better in no time.

but since i can't do that, i'll just give you virtual hugs. <>

Jaydee Morgan said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who has crazy dreams - although, no octopus has ever made it into one of mine yet ;)

Yep, I agree...it's probably just worry/anxiety of seeing that cover. Here's hoping it's everything you want and have been expecting!

Vicki Rocho said...

What a strange dream! I'm sure everything will be fine.

I hope you caught the octopus and avenged your husband's death...

TerryLynnJohnson said...

ooooh! I had the SAME dream!! Well, not exactly, but my ARC's came and the cover model looked nothing like my mc and I was so upset! Those are great to wake up from and realize you need to step away from the writing!