The next day we all heard about the horrendous earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. It made me wonder if perhaps some of us felt something terrible coming.
I am finding it difficult to write anything cute or light-hearted today after seeing all those videos on the news. My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. I cannot even begin to fathom the terror and devastation they've gone through, nor the extreme hardships they will face in the coming months.
God be with the people of Japan.
I am curious about how many others feel that dreams are sometimes given to us to prepare us for things to come, or perhaps even to spark creative ideas. Whether you believe it's God speaking to your inner spirit, or your own mind working over-time, we all have those dreams that make us wonder.
Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. ~H.F. Hedge~
A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read.
Both of my novels were triggered by dreams. Ravenswynd was sparked by the most vivid and realistic dream I had had in ages. I woke up at 2 a.m. and jotted down the highlights immediately. The following day I composed the first three chapters before I even got to the dream sequence and, when I finally wrote that scene, it was some of the easiest writing I had ever done - simply because the dream had been so tangible.
Where do you think your creative sparks comes from? Do you ever have dreams that you've turned into novel ideas? What are your thoughts on dreams in general?
As always, thanks for reading and I look forward to your comments!