I’ve been reading Louise DeSalvo’s Writing as a Way of Healing for a few weeks now. Last night, I was reading about how authors may dream about their work. The kind of writing DeSalvo is talking about is personal narrative that relates emotion and events.
For me, I have never dreamed about my work. I’ve never felt that kind of connection. A few weeks ago, I decided I would write a memoir about my first marriage. I hadn’t thought about it since then, or so I thought. Last night, after I read the section on writers dreaming, I had a dream about it.
It was strange, I was on a cruise ship and put through an express line for check-in. There at the other end was my ex-husband only it looked nothing like him. The dream him was way better looking. Anyway, we were being offered $100,000 to get married again. We decided to go ahead with it and if we hated each other and had to get a divorce on our return then at least we had the money. Weird.
Anyway, check out DeSalvo’s book. It is excellent. She also recommends a book called Writers Dreaming. I haven’t read it by it’s a penny on Amazon so what could it hurt.