It Was Just a Dream, Though

Thanks to everyone who read this blog yesterday and left a comment.  We broke my personal record for most blog views in a single day! Since it was so successful, I plan on continuing “What If Monday” next week.

Before going to sleep last night I was able to do a little work on my current, and hopefully soon to be finished, Christmas short story/flash fiction. I’m trying to finish this story as soon as possible so I can work on my entry for Shimmer Magazine’s, The Pirate Issue . I was pretty happy with the results and rewarded myself by reading The Westing Game (to try to get to sleep as others have suggested). Well, after reading a few pages I was able to calm myself down from my burst of creativity and soon I was asleep. Not long after, I had the strangest dream.

Normally, I never remember my dreams. If I do remember them, I usually only remember the premise and the emotions of the dream, and not many details. So, as I relate this dream to you, don’t hold it against me that I don’t remember what I was wearing or anything like that. Also, stick with me here because this is writing related.

Anyhow, in my dream I had finished my entry for Shimmer Magazine and was pretty proud of it. So proud, in fact, that I actually believed I had a shot at publication. My hopes were soon dashed when I received a rejection letter from the magazine. The part that angered me the most was the reason the gave for the rejection: I use the word “though”too much! Amazingly, in my dream I actually convinced myself that I do in fact use the word “though” too much. Even as I type this, I’m thinking to myself that I must avoid saying “though”.

Anyhow, I hope to complete my current work-in-progress and move on to the Shimmer Magazine entry. I am currently looking for short stories about Pirates to get myself in the mood to write that type of story. I will make sure not to use the word “though”, though.

6 thoughts on “It Was Just a Dream, Though

  1. paperback writer,
    I agree. Is it too much to ask of my consciousness to give me some writing ideas rather than mock my writing style? 🙂 Maybe I will eat something really spicy and bad for me before bed tonight and see what kind of crazy dreams I can have.

  2. Wow, they have a quick turn around for people that submit stories…I decided to write a “pirate” story last night and I just finished it a few hours ago. I guess I will add a few tinkering sessions to make sure I don’t over use any specific words.
    They gave you feedback on it? Most rejections just reject, without feeback. That is interesting. Regardless, don’t let that deter you. Rejection can turn into inspiration if you channel it properly.
    I started reading Only Revolutions (Danielewski). A challenge to say the least. You have to read 8 pages in the front and then flip it over and read 8 pages in the back. This is necessary to keep continuity of the story. It’s very poetic and it jumps to different points in history. So far, I highly recommend it.

  3. Thanks for the encouragement blainchowder, even if was only a dream. 🙂 Luckily, I have a full-time job so I don’t have to depend on my writing to put food on the table. Them I may take rejection more seriously. In the meantime, I will continue to just write for myself and anyone else who wants to read my stuff.

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