Monday, September 24, 2012

Dreams gone Wild--Arianna Skye

Dreams Gone Wild? More like a Muse Gone Wild :)
By Arianna Skye

A lot of my story ideas start out as dreams. Usually it’s just a scene or just a glimpse of something that helps bring insight into a  project or WIP I’ve been struggling with. However, this last dream was a full blown story in a genre I’ve dabbled in, but not to the extent that I’m that sure I’d do the story justice. And, from the dream, it would be some awesome story, if my words could actually capture the imagery that the dream exuded.

In a way, it’s kind of funny. My brain always manages to pull my thoughts away from the current project.  Sadly, it’s a common affliction with me. I’ve come to the conclusion that I have a muse with ADHD. Henry—that’s what he’s told me his name is—is constantly flitting here and there from demons to faries, to regency hunks.  If I didn’t already have obligations, I’d be more than willing to make an attempt at putting this totally amazing dream on paper. Hopefully I don’t forget it when I have free time.

How do you manage to reign in your muse when he or she decides to pull you in multiple directions?

Take care!


Patricia Kiyono said...

Isn't it aggravating to have a great idea but no time to do anything about it? I usually open a new Scrivener project and jot down as many details as I can, and then hope like crazy I can get back to it soon.

Anonymous said...

Keep dreaming ... and when the time comes pour it all out on paper. (If you think you will forget, try notes or quickly recording thoughts and memories of your story)