In the middle of the night recently I was having a dream. Part way thorough I half woke up & thought “wow, this would make a great movie. I should wake up and write this down”
With my link sleep being crap recently, I opted against myself and stayed asleep.
I still remembered a bit when I woke up, but I was having a bleh morning, Ben was too sore to get out of bed without help, I couldn’t find breakfast…I just didn’t sit down and write.
So come 10am, I finally sat down with my laptop to write. And the magic was gone
I wrote down what I could remember…which was mostly just part of one “scene”.
I knew that I had a huge backstory; I think while I was dreaming it a I was also thinking about it as a movie and adding backstory. The crap a writers brain does without permission, seriously!
Do you wake up and write things down when you’ve had a great dream?