My Writing Ramblings: Dream a Little Dream of Strangeness.

rp_Laura-Book-300x2251-300x2251-300x225-300x225.jpgHappy Wednesday everyone.

How lovely has this weather been? It’s been absolutely gorgeous. On Sunday I went with some family over to Moors Valley Country Park near Bournemouth. I remember going there a lot when I was a child. There was such a magic to all the woods that seemed to go on for miles.

I would love reaching the climbing structures (and was very annoyed that I am now too big to go on them. It does suck being a grown up sometimes.)

If anything, the lake and the surrounding area is just as beautiful and I will never stop loving the steam train that runs around the park. As I passed the play area and saw the climbing frame, the zip wire and the area with the slide that looks like a castle, it brought back so many memories.

On Monday I also got a chance to spend the day at Sandbanks beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches. It was lovely to just swim in the sea and sit in the sun. As we had family staying, there has not been a lot of writing and planning but there has been a bit of chilling out and it’s been nice.

Something I have noticed this week is that I am having a lot of strange dreams. I am not sure why. Maybe it is the weather.
IMG_7568One that has stuck in my mind is so vivid. The way the dream played out, it was like a film. It was in order like it was a story being constructed in my head. It was incredible. What was even more bizarre is that, when I was dreaming, I thought this would make an interesting story.

I have periods of time like this where all my dreams will be long, vivid and like a story. I now just need to remember to have a notebook by the bed.

This particular dream involved my car being taken, people disappearing and no one being as they seem. It was a really interesting and thrilling story and one I will definitely be developing. I may even have my idea for this years National Novel Writing Month. It was a strange dream but amazing at the same time.

Has anyone else had that? Has anyone else used their dreams as inspiration?

Finally, a quick update on the Austen challenge. I’ve not managed to get as far as I’d like with Emma but I’ve still got a few days to go. I’ll need a bit of binge reading I think. How is everyone else getting on?


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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