Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

I think my new computer will be here sometime today, or maybe tomorrow. The monitor already came and I’m getting excited!

Now before we go onto Hunk stuff,  I had this dream recently.   I was trying to build a house, and I’d decided it should be stone or brick.  So I went to one of those huge yards and everywhere I looked there was a different brick or stone.  I had hundreds of choices.

How hard could it be?

At first, I was super stoked. I was going to build an awesome house!  Right away, I found this gorgeous river rock–so pretty! And I thought, this is it! So I started to build my house…

But after the first layer or two, the stones wouldn’t stack right. One would tumble down, and I’d have to go fix it. Then another would fall and by the end of the day I was in tears.

The next morning I tore the whole thing down. River rock was a dumb idea so I started looking again and found bricks that were the perfect color! Excited I began again…

So you see where this is going right? Day after day I’m desperately trying brick after brick,  stone after stone to build this house.  And man, I am starting to hate this house, I mean loathe it. I want to give up, go get in my car and drive away to find an apartment for rent.  Only some unseen force holds me in that yard, compels me to keep trying.

Until one day, it all starts to come together.  And I fall madly, deeply in love.  Sadly,  I woke up before my house was built. In the dream I was still racing around the brick/stone yard, sweaty and desperately, trying to build my house.

Which we all know that building that house in my dream is a metaphor (or maybe an allergory ) for writing my book :-)

The moral of this story is that I’d really suck at building houses so I’ll leave that to the professionals.  But I’m not giving up writing books because as much as I hate my process, I love it when the story starts to click and the characters come alive.

I just wish it happened faster!

Now for a picture–this is one of those images that makes me want to write a book. This guy has a story:Male dark angel

Do you think he’s worthy of his own story?

7 comments to “Wednesday Worthy”

  1. Viki S.
    January 29th, 2014 at 3:40 am · Link

    Wow is that funny or what. Dreams really do mimic what is going on in our lives, don’t they ;)? Yes, please stick to writing books :).

    I think this guy has a story too. He has something bi going on.

    I hope your computer shows up today.

    It’s currently -13F here but it’s supposed to warm up to the mid teens. I may have to go out ;).

    Have a great day!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    January 29th, 2014 at 8:48 am · Link

    Don’t ya love it when the dreams are easy to figure out after you wake up? Then you can say ‘ah, okay, that’s what that meant’ and get on with your day. =o) Hang in there, Jen. You’ll get this house built because you do have the right materials and the know how. :hugs:

    Yep, this guy has a story to be written. You know… in your spare time. ;o)

  3. Kat
    January 29th, 2014 at 9:00 am · Link

    I do love this picture. Hope the new computer helps with new inspiration.

  4. Jenn
    January 29th, 2014 at 11:36 am · Link

    Oh Viki! That arctic blast is unreal! It’s so weird that here in So Cal we’re having a drought and 80 degree weather and you guys are getting slammed with agonizing cold. Snow is showing up where it doesn’t belong–crazy.

    Thank you, I will keep writing especially since i’m under contract, LOL!

  5. Jenn
    January 29th, 2014 at 11:38 am · Link

    B.E., most of my dreams don’t make sense so I’m amazed when the do :-)

    Spare time—bwhahahaha!! Wizard’s laughing too.

  6. Jenn
    January 29th, 2014 at 11:40 am · Link

    Kat, the new computer–once I have it up, running and have a clue what I’m doing–will cut down on my frustration–that will really help. My old computer has been a good one, I just waited a year too long to replace it.

    I love that picture too.

  7. Silver James
    January 29th, 2014 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Wing Slayer or gargoyle? If you’re writing his story, Wing Slayer. ;) If I’m writing it? Gargoyle. Yup. I loved this pic the first time you shared it.

    Yes, your subconscious is nudging you with dreams, but that’s good. It means you can do it. Not that I ever have any doubts. :lol: Your process is messy. And ugly. And so worth it when you write THE END because the story and the characters are all wonderful and totally “lived in”–which is a good thing.

    Cheers to the new computer. I love my big monitor. Sadly, though, my “toaster box” is aging and I fear replacement sooner than later. But Windows 8? UGH! I’ll probably have to go Mac.

    Happy Hump Day everyone!

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