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Thursday, December 22, 2011

STRANGE DREAMS...

I've been having some very weird dreams lately, some good and some bad, and it made me wonder about the nature of a dream. Of course, there are scientific, spiritual, religious, and even mystical explanations that revolve around a dream. As a writer of fantasy, I'm open to all of these possibilities. Yes, even the craziest of them. Crazy is interesting. Normal is boring.

Most don't remember any of the dream but the end. Some, like me, remember most of every dream. No, I'm not meaning I remember the many dreams that follow the last one before I wake. I mean the one we all wake up dwelling on before we get out of bed. One of three thoughts pop into my head every morning when I wake up: "Dang, it was just a dream," or "thank goodness that was only a dream," or even "that was just weird."

The strangest dreams I have are the ones that happen over and over again. Once again, one of those is bad and the other is very pleasant. I hate waking up from the pleasant one. It puts me in a bad mood. Some very good writing ideas have came from both nightmares and peaceful dreams. The theme of two of my manuscripts revolves around dreams as well. Does anybody remember any of their strangest dreams?

Monday, December 19, 2011

WHAT TO POST...

This is the first attempt at blogging for me. I have heard it can be a very good outlet for writers, so that was great news for me. The question that vexed my mind while creating this page was what should be the subject of my first post?

I did what I usually do in times of confusion. I researched the topic and what did I uncover? Pages upon pages about what to post and what not to post on a blog. You'd think that would be very helpful, but every person who posted about the subject had different opinions. It's like asking a room full of people what their favorite flavor of icecream is. Everybody will crave different flavors, with the addition of that one strange person who picks some strange flavor nobody has ever heard of. I'll bet he's the most interesting person in the room.

Every post I read only confused me more and more. I looked up other writer's blogs and they all have different ways of using it. The conclusion I came to was that everybody has a blog for different reasons. Some for money, some for exposure, some for fun, and some, like me, who just love to write about anything and everything and want another excuse to write. The question I have for my imaginary followers that don't exist yet is, what do you like to blog about and if some of you don't have a blog, what would you post about if you made one?