Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Dreams of Talera

Although I have some big projects coming up soon that will prevent me from finishing Gods of Talera, the sequel to Wraith of Talera, I've begun doing some writing on it until I know exactly what those other projects will entail. I've only done the first couple of chapters on "Gods" but last night had a dream about Talera that essentially gave me the ending to the book. A very nice twist that I don't think anyone will see coming. Jotted it down and now I have to write toward it. Thank you unconscious!

In other news, faculty return to school at Xavier tomorrow. I don't know how the Christmas break got over so fast. I got some writing done, and a lot of reading, so it wasn't unproductive. I finally got to see my son, Joshua, yesterday. He'd planned on coming up earlier but got the flu. We went out for Sushi, and Lana accompanied us. Then had peameal bacon and eggs for supper.

With school starting up, I'll be blogging today but probably not tomorrow. We'll see how much work is piled up Thursday and Friday to see whether I have a chance to blog or not.

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16 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. work started back yesterday for me so i will start to feel the pinch as well...and grad school kicks back in on monday as well.so...

good you got to see your son...

and so cool on how you got the ending for your book...ha...intrigued....

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

The subconscious is a powerful tool at times. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome you have an ending now! Those tend to come first to me, then I have to figure out how to get there.

Charles Gramlich said...

Brian, and to top it off, the water is out today.

Bernard, absolutely.

Charles Gramlich said...

Alex, if I know the start and the end I can usually figure out how to get there, although the problem is making it long enough for me.

SzélsőFa said...

Wow, that's what a productive and inspirational dream is! I'm wishing you luck to reach that end.

Angie said...

The dream thing works for me sometimes too -- very cool when it happens. :) I hope you have time to work on the book during the coming term.

How's the weather in your chunk of the country? Hope you're all staying warm.

Angie

Cloudia said...

"Thank you, Unconscious"

SO true, I sometimes write much better than I can intentionally!


William Shakespeare said "Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing."


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Keith West said...

Good luck on the semester. I went back today. Hopefully you'll have more time to write this semester than you think.

Charles Gramlich said...

Szelsofa,yep, love when that kind of dream happens.

Angie, we dropped into the teens the last two nights, which is virtually unheard of for us. Other than a few temporary problems, though, we are "weathering" it well.

Cloudia, I love how the mind works.

Keith, hope so. I will need it with certain projects.

Charles Gramlich said...

Szelsofa,yep, love when that kind of dream happens.

Angie, we dropped into the teens the last two nights, which is virtually unheard of for us. Other than a few temporary problems, though, we are "weathering" it well.

Cloudia, I love how the mind works.

Keith, hope so. I will need it with certain projects.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Charles, I'm glad you've a "dream" ending to your new book. I hope you enjoy your new semester.

Ron Scheer said...

I recall once dreaming a clever premise for a story, but I wasn't writing fiction at the time. Mostly my dreams would make a cat yawn.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I don't recall ever dreaming about something I was writing. How useful!

Charles Gramlich said...

Prashant, yes it was quite nice.

Ron, I tend to have pretty exciting dreams anyway.

Patti, I've used lots of dream imagery in stories, and have several times dreamt the solution to plot problems. It's handy.

Riot Kitty said...

At first I read this too fast and thought you had sushi, bacon and eggs. Which I suppose might hit the spot if you were all stoned, but I re-read.