Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bestselling Dreams

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

A few years back, Jacquelyn Mitchard's Deep End of the Ocean became Oprah's first book club pick. Jacquelyn said the idea came to her in a dream - a child  kidnapped, a family struggling to stay whole.

Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series made her a multi-millionaire. She's one of the top ten influential women in the world. After dreaming about a human girl loved by a vampire, Stephanie wrote her very first novel. These days, the woman makes 50 million annually!

Me? I dream about cleaning up after everybody. That's a reoccurring theme. Me with a dust rag in one hand and a mop in the other. Recently I dreamed that I got a perm (first one in what? 30 years?) and it was so tight, I spent the entire dream trying to straighten it. I'm pretty sure that isn't novel material. So how the heck am I going to dream my way onto the bestsellers list?

How about you? Any book worthy dreams lately?