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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-01-07 11:07
Subject: [travel|writing] It follows me everywhere
Security: Public
Location:DFW, Gate C4 (for now)
Mood:bemused
Music:airport racket
Tags:funny, green, personal, travel, writing
In Dallas on a (hopefully brief) flight delay. On the plane from PDX I was working on Green. I stopped at one point and closed my eyes, in response to a quick wave of fatigue. (Stuff like that happens when you get up at 3:00 am to go traveling.) I then began writing again, typing away, but the words hitting the page were not making much sense. I'd totally lost the thread of the novel. I started to get pissed about all the rework I was going to make for myself.

The I woke up.

I don't think I've ever dreamed I was writing, at least not so literally of the physical process.
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Jeremy Tolbert
User: the_flea_king
Date: 2008-01-07 19:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Continuation dreams are always weird. I get them sometimes when I play a video game or a read a book right before I go to sleep. The dream picks up right where I left off and goes on weird tangents. Kind of fun though.
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2008-01-07 19:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've dreamed about writing before, and invariably wake up frustrated that all that work was for nothing. :)

(This did get weird once a few years ago. I was writing what was essentially an infodump segment of a fantasy novel...when suddenly, a page or so into it, I realized that I'd written it all once before. It took me a moment to realize that everything I was writing was from a dream about writing that very page. It gave a whole new dimension to my telling people that my work is often written in my head long before it gets set down on paper.)
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bodandra
User: bodandra
Date: 2008-01-07 19:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is really odd when your mind realizes it is a dream;
I go for it, but tend to forget the details whenever I wake up.
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jeffsoesbe: princessbride vizzini have i gone mad
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2008-01-07 21:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:princessbride vizzini have i gone mad
I then began writing again, typing away, but the words hitting the page were not making much sense.

That happens to me when I'm wide awake! Mostly at 11:30 at night, so at least I have *some* form of excuse...

- yeff
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