In Constant Dream State


ImageEver since I was a child I have always been a big daydreamer. My imagination would run wild and it didn’t help that I loved watching shows such as Sesame Street and the Electric Company (Remember this? HEY YOU GUYS!!!). These shows promoted imagination like it was a prescription drug that would cure-all your woes. When I grew older and in my late teens a friend of mine would comment, “Bu, you’re an idealist and I am a realist.” I would laugh at this and I suppose that is why we balance each other out so well. Books would be another way I would carry my mind away from every day annoyances. Before I knew it I started writing my own short stories.

One summer I tested my writing skills by getting a Spiral notebook and proceeded to involve my sister’s and my favorite band Duran Duran into our lives. My sisters and I each liked one of the band members. My  sister Lina’s favorite was Simon LeBon. I remember my sister Julie and I felt it would be funny if we told her Simon had died in a boating accident ( Simon was an avid sailor). Oh, the wailing that my sister emitted at the thought of her beloved dead at the bottom of the sea. It was quite difficult to keep ourselves from laughing. Boy, was Lina mad!

That was then and this is now. Now I am a grown woman; a wife and mother. I still find myself daydreaming and coming up with stories in my head. There are times I dream a whole story line while and when I wake up I feel as if I was really there. Unfortunately, daydreaming is not doing and that is the bandwagon I need to be on. I should take Nike’s advice and just do it. I have a finished novel and it has been finished for at least three years. Yet, I still have to get it published.

My daydreaming has left procrastinating to the to the point that procrastination has become my enemy. You see dreams will get you started on the path you want to take, but it won’t get you where you need to be if you don’t do something about it. I wrote this story when I entered into the annual NanoWriMo contest which has writers write a 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. I am happy to say that I took the challenge in 2008 and won. It was a great time in my life and that how I came up with my novel, Voices of Clara. I finally found a place to publish my works and now it’s time to get out of that dream state and just do it. Writing this blog is a way of getting me started and I feel the writing bug waking up inside me.

Remember to always keep dreaming and to make your dreams worthwhile you have to make some of them come true.

5 thoughts on “In Constant Dream State

    1. Thanks Susie, sorry it took me so long to reply but it seems that WordPress put your comment in spam and I just found it. Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post. You comments are most appreciated.

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  1. Great job Bu! I will make sure I stop by here often to check out new posts ! Cannot wait till Voices of Clara come out, pls keep me updated!

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    1. Thanks Anna, I am so excited to really be doing something. I was really getting tired of just talking about doing something. Now I am! I have a graphic artist making my new cover and I am going to ask another friend help me do a photo shoot so that I can put a picture of myself on the book. I have had much support of friends and I do not want anyone to think I am ignoring it. I thank all my friends and fans for their constant support.

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