Janet Lee Carey-Dreamwalks DreamWalks Janet Lee Carey Award-winning author of novels for children and young adults

Dreamtime on the run!
Danger! Don’t take your journal out in public! Well, it’s hard not to the way I run around, but I left my journal in the waiting room at the Group Health pharmacy yesterday. Oi!!

A few days ago, Tess said in her comment:
Writers have to live in dreamtime in order to create. Why don’t people understand when that dreamtime extends to “practical” life? Readers want books? They’ll just have to deal. πŸ™‚

And yes, dreamtime is needed. We writers are not spaced-out. We’re just creating. We only LOOK spaced-out (except, of course, when we do things like abandon our journals).

My journal had personal stuff in it and I was worried someone might peek inside. It also had thoughts on where my revision for THE ANCIENTS is going = some new plot ideas that are still in their early dreamstage — so I was desperate to get the journal back. I was also an hour late to critique group after taking my son to the Dr. Appt. What to do?

I didn’t bust the speed limit to race back to Group Health but acted like a responsible, sane person and drove to critique group where I received some fine pointers on how to improve my new chapter three. After critique I returned to GH. My journal was there (though my coffee cup had been pilfered!). I wanted to dust the pages off for suspicious fingerprints but I didn’t have the technology. If someone did read it they’d have a good look into my psyche.

Will I ever take my journal into public again? Yep! I can’t help it. Will I leave it somewhere? I hope not.

Keep your pens moving and your hearts open until the next blog πŸ™‚

5 comments on “

  1. Dear Janet – You wrote “Keep your pens moving and your hearts open until the next blog.” That is a nice thing to say.

  2. Janet,
    I am enjoying reading your blog. Your are very open in what you have to say. I think that is great.

  3. za–hey Janet–my cat Scamp wrote “za” I think it means he likes your blog. I know I do.
    Dia Calhoun

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