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?

12 comments:

Sarita said...

I have sweet dreams about my beautiful husband. Thank God!

Deb said...

Ahhhh! That's really nice.

Anonymous said...

Nope, no book worthy dreams. I'm either being chased and in danger or I'm losing my job again (just like 2008). Nothing worth lots a best-selling tale in that. Rats.

Booklady said...

I'm an elementary school librarian who had to give up her dream job due to an Army snafu. So I often dream about being back in my old library, but nothing that would make a good book - though I keep hoping to dream up a story for a YA Fantasy novel where the librarian plays an important role. Maybe some day.

Barbara said...

My dreams are so idiotic and senseless that no one could make anything of them. Sometimes I wonder about my mind . . .

Books by Heather said...

Not book-worthy just strange! Unfortunately.

Linda McDonald said...

Right now I'm having lots of Harry Potter dreams. I started re-reading the series, and am really looking forward to the last movie coming up this Friday, so I've definitely got Harry on my mind....so much so, that I have HP adventures all through the night.

Dawn said...

Actually...I thought I had one the other night. I jumped up to begin taking notes when I decided I didn't even like the story. Could I write a story I didn't like? NO. I went back to sleep. Later my husband asked to see what I had written. I was shocked he was coherent enough to know what had been going on at 5 in the morning.

Vickie said...

Would that I could remember my dreams or wake to write them down. Wouldn't that be the coolest to be able to have a gazillion dollar dream?

Aurian said...

I often dream strange thangs that could be books, but in the morning, those dreams fade away. Also, I have nor the talent nor the wish to become an author. I am very happy being a reader :)

Maggie Sefton said...

LOL, Deb. Love your dreams. :)

Danielle (The Reading Grove) said...

If I tell you my dreams you would have to send the men with the butterfly nets and straight jackets.