Tag Archives: Dream

THE MADNESS IS HERE!

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ITS TIME TO NANO!! WOOT WOOT!

Winnipeg, Manitoba IS IN THE HOUSE!

Unfortunately I have to go to bed because I have a lovely 8am class this morning but thankfully I am going to be writing on  the bus so I am going to be able to keep upping my wordcount.

I hope that tonight my dreams will unravel my scenes that I have to work on. Or maybe they will just change it up so much that my poor brain will be spinning and going, “What the fuck was that?”

Pardon the language.

Goodnight, Peace out, Lets get this NaNoWriMo started!

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Bring it on, November. Bring it on!

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2013 NaNoWriMo has been the years in the making.

I never knew it though.

The moment of *AHA!* had been at my favourite table, beneath my favourite poster, in my favorit library while I was working on homework (half heartedly at best).

(My homework was a cataloguing assignment for one of my classes)

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands (explore your dreams)”

This quote, originally from Neil Gaiman (author of Coraline and Stardust), has sparked the world rumble for this years NaNoWriMo novel.

After staring at the poster, which features the Sandman holding a book that has books flying from inside of it, it got me wondering: What would happen if you could not dream? Would it be possible to regain the ability to dream? If it is how would I go about it and who would I talk to?

These are the questions which led me to the semi-basis for my novel planning. Then I thought up my first plot twist: what happened if I could not read OR dream? How would I go about getting through school, life, be able to decide on a career? What would cause me to be unable to read?

So I started texting my bestie and together we started to answer some of the questions. One of the things that was decided, well she coaxed me into doing because her ideas are always awesome, that there would be a bit more romance than I had anticipated in the beginning when I was mulling this idea over at the library.

Its quite satifying to see, with the help of her, that my NaNoWriMo novel will be getting up off its unstable word wings way before November. I even went online to my pintrest account to search NaNoWriMo and found some amazing character profile sheets as well as plotting materials that are almost like cue cards. The plotting materials even give examples of how to use them which I love. I absolutely wish that I could go back and link all those wonderful sources but my recomendation is:

  1. If you have a pintrest account: Search on pintrest “NaNoWriMo” and EVERYTHING will pop up there, remember to explore all the articles from the blogs since they do have wonderful links themselves.
  2. Just search on google “NaNoWriMo” “Pintrest” and you should find some links
  3. Try searching on NaNoWriMo without the account and see what you can get.

I really loved searching on there. When I get around to it I will link up my pintrest account to my blog and you can go through there to find the lovely resources that I had found earlier yesterday evening.

What are your favourite resources for NaNoWriMo? How do YOU plan out your novel? Are you going to be competing this year? Remember you can add me on NaNoWriMo (Moonlight Raven) and we can be writing buddies.

xx Emerald Munchkin xx

You are now entering Dreamland; Please, choose a cloud

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My head is heavy while my eyelids are even heavier. The beginnings of a headache are coming on which can only mean that I am going to be in a heavy sleep tonight.

I probably could fall asleep right here in front of my laptop but unfortunately I can’t do that. I need to be up before 6.30am my time in order to get to college for my 8.00am class (good to know my teacher doesn’t like getting up that early either). At least I can come home after classes (which end around lunch or 12.00pm) and get another hour or so of sleep before heading off into the unhelpful land of homework.

But for now I want to get at least six and a half hours of sleep. Its not too much to ask, right?

Perhaps tonight I will end up with a nice dream; one that I could use to kick off my NaNoWriMo outlining ideas. How many times I have found that I need to have a notebook beside my bed or even under my pillow so that in the morning as soon as I wake up, BAM! I can write out whatever the heck happened in my dreams…if I remember them. Usually I do though, which I think is pretty cool.

You know, I think I have an outline somewhere from a crazy dream that I had in the summer. Should I use that for my NaNoWriMo if I can find it? Nah. I’ll think or dream up something else instead. I wasn’t too crazy about the idea in the first place but maybe with some tweeking it could be a possible contender.

Do you use your dreams as writing ideas? If so, how do you record them?

What’s the most crazy (and appropriate to post on the internet for all to see) dream that you have ever had?

Do you write your dreams down? Sometimes I do but that also depends on whether  I am able to remember them.

You know what? I love how this post went from being sleepy and having a pounding headache to writing and NaNoWriMo. Sure sign that I need to back my pillow, catch the flying cloud, and head for Dreamland. Not going to lie, this will happen more times than any one is going to be able to count. *runs and hops on a passing cloud*

Goodnight!