Sunday, June 27, 2010

Writing on the wild side or... Where do you come up with this stuff?

by Tawny

I'm so jazzed to welcome one of our favorite authors, Pamela Palmer, back to the Lair. Today's she's hanging out with us and talking about that ever-exciting topic that keeps all writer's going hmmm... Imaginations. I know, you can't wait to hear what she has to say (okay, read what she has to say) so without further ado... Here's Pam!!!

All fiction writers have imaginations, big imaginations, or we’d never come up with the stories we do. We’re the ones walking around with the voices in our heads. But these big imaginations can take different forms. I think all novelists love the quesiton ‘what if?’ But not every writer looks at a plane in the sky and wonders, “What if it exploded?” or “What if it just disappeared? Or morphed into an alien spacecraft?”

I think those of us who write speculative fiction (paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy) tend to have brains that serve up the strangest what-if questions. What if that dude in front of me in the check-out line were to suddenly shift into a jaguar? What if I could suck the life out of someone with the touch of my hand? What if I were immortal? All three of these questions came to me at one point or another in the creation of my latest Feral Warriors shape-shifter novel, RAPTURE UNTAMED, which hits stores Tuesday (June 29th). It’s the story of a pair of immortals -- a jaguar shifter with a ripping bad attitude, and a non-shifter who has a secret -- a forbidden ability that could make her a danger even to the Feral Warriors. The shifter, Jag, is the last male on earth she could ever trust. And, ultimately, the only one who can save her soul.

So, where does this stuff come from? Honestly, I wish I could give you the secret. I think we’re born with brains that serve up the surreal. When my son was four, he woke up one morning filled with the memory of a dream -- a dream about a magic ring with incredible power. His detailed explanation of the workings of this ring took a solid ten minutes and made eerily logical sense. Yes, he enjoyed books and he watched t.v., but I read the books to him, and was almost always nearby when the t.v. was on. I’d have known if he’d heard about this ring somewhere. He hadn’t. It was the creation of a four-year-old’s imagination. How does a brain that young come up with something that intricate, something that doesn’t exist? It amazed me at the time, and it still does.

Do non-writers dream like this? I don’t know. You tell me. My son has no desire to be a writer, but I’m convinced he has the imagination for it if he ever changes his mind. And I absolutely dream crazy, exciting, high-action dreams along with the more mundane and frustrating I’m-late-but-I-can’t-remember-how-to-get-there dreams.

What if I could shove my hand through that table...without breaking it? What if the Dupont Circle fountain in D.C. was a gate into the fairy world? What if I could see the future? The questions come almost fast as I can type them. There’s a fine line between weirdly creative and crazy, trust me. So where do these ideas come from? The best I can figure, they’re all a function of some weird quirk of the brain. If there’s a cure, I don’t want it! If it weren’t for the strange paths my mind wanders, I wouldn’t be able to tell the stories I love.

Do you dream? Do you remember your dreams? And if you do, are they strange or pretty normal (for dreams)?

In celebration of the release of RAPTURE UNTAMED (in three days!), I’m giving away three signed copies of the first book in the Feral Warriors series, DESIRE UNTAMED, one each to three random commenters.

Sweet dreams!

86 comments:

Jane said...

Hi Pamela,
Congrats on the upcoming release. I do dream, but I don't remember them. Sometimes the memory of the dream lasts for a few minutes and then when I fall back asleep I won't remember any of the details when I wake up later. My cousin keeps a journal by the bed so that he can write it down as soon as he wakes. I know I've had some weird dreams, but can't remember the details, I was probably being chased by a monster. No need to enter me, I already have a copy of "Desire Untamed."

Helen said...

Congrats Jane what are your plans for him today?

Hi Pamela

I am soo looking forward to Jag's story I am loving this series as soon as they are released and I order the book and it arrives I basiclly devour it in one sitting truly I am sooo glad you have the imagination that you do and the great dreams LOL. As for me I don't remember anything I dream I am sure that I do but they must be pretty ordinary because nothing stands out that I can remember although I have had those dreams where you are falling but don't hit the ground a few times.

Congrats on the release Pamela Whoo Hoo thanks Tawny for inviting Pamela back today.

Have Fun
Helen

Tawny said...

Jane! Congrats on snagging the Golden Rooster :-) I've met a few people who keep dream journals and find it wonderfully illuminating. I think personally I'd rather forget those chased my monster dreams than keep a record of them, huh?

Tawny said...

Hi Helen :-)

It was definitely my pleasure to bring Pamela back today! She's always so fun and her books totally rock.

You know what, I love those falling dream. They are like a roller coaster ride without having to stand in line *g*

Blodeuedd said...

I do remmeber my dreams a lot, it depends, I mean I have to think about it in the morning, If I forget I will not remember in the evening.

Like tonight where I dreamt I had a green kitten made of some sort of knitted fabric, and I was in a hurry cos I was going to teh capital...my dreams are mostly weird

Minna said...

I usually don't remember my dreams. Mostly my dreams are just weird, but sometimes they are way too realistic.

Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

Hi, Pamela! Congratulations on your new release. I have very bizzare dreams. Some mornings I wake up and say, "Huh??" Unfortunately, I can only remember bits and pieces. For the past 20 years, I had a recurring dream of my teeth being loose or falling out, which I'm sure has some deep, dark psychological meaning. I'm almost afraid to find out what it is!


Diana
bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi everyone! I just realized my blog post says the book comes out in three days. It's two now! I can count, I promise.

Most of the time, I don't remember the details of my dreams, but I dream constantly. I'm a restless sleeper who tosses and turns all night, waking up many times. And every time, I've been in the middle of a different dream. Often I'll remember one or two come morning, but that's it.

Laurie said...

I haven't read any of your books yet.

I dream more when I'm upset about something.
Also if I eat something spicy.

My dreams have been about my house burning down, being chased, fear for my children, being followed, drowning... scary stuff!

I don't remember any pleasant or sexy dreams. What am I missing out of ??

Gannon Carr said...

Hi, Pamela! Good to "see" you again. :-)

I dream a lot, but don't always remember them. I do have some strange ones on occasion that make me wonder where on Earth they came from. My family, especially my kids, just roll their eyes and laugh when I share my odd dreams. Hey, at least I'm entertaining them, right? *g*

Deb said...

Congrats on your new release, Pamela. Jane, keep your eye on the GR!

@Nancy--great post yesterday; I didn't get a chance to comment.

I do remember some of my dreams. They don't tend to be bizarre, but sometimes I'll think, "Huh? Why did I dream about that?" Other times, I will wake up and know I dreamed, but can't remember at all, and my husband, or my mom when I was younger, would say I had talked in my sleep.

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Jane. A dream journal would be fascinating, but I'd be afraid I'd never get back to sleep if I woke up enough to write down my thoughts. Your cousin must not have that problem.

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Helen! I love that you're enjoying the Feral Warriors. :)

Falling dreams sound miserable. I don't think I've ever had one of those. The moment one of my dreams starts going in a scary direction, I wake up.

Pamela Palmer said...

Lol, Tawny, great way to look at falling dreams! Especially if you know you're dreaming.

Pamela Palmer said...

Love the green knit kitten, Blodeuedd. Dreams can be so bizarre. I'll start out with a dog or something, but then it changes into a horse, or something with horns. And it all seems so logical.

Have any of you seen the trailer for the new movie Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio? It looks like it's all about dreams. Mind-bending stuff.

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Minna!

Here's another thing I don't understand about dreams. Even when mine are totally realistic -- taking place in my house -- it's not my house. Ever. My mind creates a completely different architecture to be 'my house' every single time. Wouldn't you think it would use what it knows?

Pamela Palmer said...

Hey Diana! The teeth falling out must be some deep-seated fear that might actually have nothing at all to do with teeth. At least that's what I imagine a dream interpreter might say (and I'm not one).

For years my mom had a dream (a nightmare) that someone was chasing her. She always tried to scream for help and never could. Then one night, she did -- she called out, waking my dad. And never had the dream again.

Pamela Palmer said...

Laurie, hugs on those nasty dreams. I'd never want to dream if that's what I had waiting for me.

I'm often being chased in my dreams, but it's more espionage, thriller-type chases. Escaping the bad guys, often with a team around me. Not long ago, one of my dreams took place on a space craft circling a planet. But often, I'm just trying to get to an appointment and can't remember how to get there...because there's never anything recognizable in my dream worlds. Even the people don't look anything like the people they're supposed to represent.

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Gannon! Great to see you, too. :)

Hi Deb!

A couple weeks ago I had a dream that I was running. Just running for fun, and it WAS fun. Being a dream, I wasn't hot, I wasn't tired. Since I've never been a runner, it was a real revelation, like I finally understood the high many runners get. Kind of made me want to take up running.

catslady said...

Facsinating - I think you take imagination to another level :) My daughter or her boyfriend are artists (I just dabbled) and they think like you but show it artistically most of the time although her boyfriend should probably write a book (aliens and the such). Jaguars are one of my favorite type of cats (my bocce team are the Jags) and your book sounds exciting - love the cover too!!!

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Hi Pamela, I don't remember my dreams but I think that is a good thing, I wake up scared silly when I dream. I am not a writer but I do play what if on occasion. Another game I play is just seeing people going about their everyday life and make up stories about what they are doing. A man standing on a corner looking at his watch? Maybe he is waiting for his girlfriend who is late because she found herself doing battle with demons, how is she going to explain that away?

Gillian Layne said...

The first scene in my first book was a dream. I woke up and turned on the computer and wrote down everything I could remember. It was so vivid it was like recalling a movie I'd seen.

None of that is good, however, when the dreams are nightmares. Then I'm all about forgetting it! :)

bkwrm26 said...

I can't wait for this book :)
I do remember bits and parts and some of the weird dreams I've had. I think the more normal the dream the less I remember about it. It seems like the more stress I'm under the better/worse the dreams are.

Nancy said...

Jane, congrats on the GR!

Pam, welcome back! I love this topic, imagination. I once told the boy he was lucky to have a vivid imagination because people who do are never bored. They can always go into it and whistle up something intriguing.

Of course, putting what they whistle up onto paper takes a bit more sweat. I really admire your ability to be so productive.

I do dream, but I seldom remember the dreams. I had one I very much wanted to remember once, with sort of horror overtones but a cool idea, and thought, I should remember that, write it down in the morning.

In the morning I'd forgotten. I should've gotten up and written it down then. It's no use for me to keep paper by the bed because turning on the light in the wee hours would awaken the dh and probably give him a sense something was wrong as he came out of sleep, so he'd wake up with that nasty adrenaline jolt.

The dreams I do remember, for the most part, are the scary ones I'd rather not. *sigh* Good thing that doesn't happen much.

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Pamela, welcome back to the lair!

I do dream and sometimes I remember them and sometimes I don't. For me it depends on what time of night or morning I had the dream. I tend to remember the ones I had in the early morning rather than when I first go to sleep.

Congratulations on the release!

Louisa Cornell said...

Jane got the GR! Nightmare or dream come true? You'll have to let us know!

Hi, Pamela! Congrats on your latest! Can I just say those are some hot covers to go with some hot books!

I do have some odd dreams. And at this stage of my life, odd dreams mean deep sleep so I am all for that! You only dream in REM sleep and I'll take all of that I can get.

And I have to say that I have gotten some neat ideas from my dreams - bits and pieces to work into my manuscripts.

More often than not, however, my dreams seem to be downloading (and hopefully dumping) some of the stress of my day.

Other times my dreams let me visit with people and pets that are no longer with me and I like that.

My Mom is the one with the odd dreams. She was born a twin, but her sister died when they were six months old. Yet when she dreams of her sister they are the same age. And the only time Lois comes to her in dreams is the night before something bad happens to a family member - death or an accident. Lois came to her the night my DH and I totaled our car. When I called Mom she knew before I said a word that we had been in an accident and that we were okay. She has dreamed of Lois each time one of her siblings and each of her parents died. It doesn't seem to bother her, but it would freak me out, I think!

Cybercliper said...

Hi Pamela - No need to enter me - I already have the first three books and have been waiting patiently for this next installment-whoo hoo!!!

I used to dream quite vividly the same repeating dream at least once a week for years when I was in my late teens and early twenties (it was a bad one and very detailed -quite memorable) and then it just stopped. Either that or I'm now not even recognizing it. Either way I can still recall every detail. Now, I don't seem to dream at all.

Vinny said...

I am going to make a T-shirt that says "I Love Pamela Palmer's Dreams" :)

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi, catslady! That's interesting and makes sense to me that artists would have strong imaginations. We're all artists in a way. A writer's or storyteller's medium is words.

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Dianna,
I very good writer friend of mine plays what if games like yours all the time. She loves making up stories about the people she sees. It keeps her imagination limber. One of these days, one of those stories may catch fire in your mind and you'll find yourself needing to follow it through. You never know!

Pamela Palmer said...

Gillian, I'm impressed that your dream was that clear and that vivid. Mine tend to be clear and vivid when I'm in the middle of them, but in the bright light of day, they're just strange and convoluted.

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi bkwrm26. Glad you're looking forward to Jag's book! I've heard a lot of people say they see a difference in their dreams when they're under stress. I've never noticed a difference, myself, but maybe I just haven't noticed.

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Nancy! I'd great to be back in the lair. :) You're so right about vivid imaginations coming in handy. I don't like to wait in line places, but I'm never bored as long as I let my mind wander. It always comes up with something.

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Christie! Thanks for the welcome back and for the congrats. :) I love this group!

jo robertson said...

Welcome back to the Lair, Pam; it's always so good to have you here. I think the topic of where writers get their ideas and how their creative mind works is endlessly fascinating.

Honestly, if we weren't writers they might lock us up for some of our imaginings!

I dream less frequently now than I did as a child, but I usually remember them. They're fairly pedestrian, LOL, so my ideas for writing definitely do NOT come from there.

Pamela Palmer said...

Louisa, what a fascinating mom you have! Incredible that her connection with her twin has lasted all this time. I have a couple of close friends who've been visited in dreams by loved ones with messages of reassurance or warnings. Nothing like that has ever happened to me, but I don't doubt for a minute that it happens.

Pamela Palmer said...

Cybercliper, I'm glad you're enjoying the books! It sounds to me like you either worked through whatever was causing those dreams, or you simply found a way to shut it out -- by not dreaming. Either way, I'm glad it's working. Bad dreams are the worst.

Pamela Palmer said...

Vinny, I love it!! :)

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Jo, and thanks!

Yes, we definitely have to be careful who we tell or where we talk about some of these imaginings. Ever had a discussion at a restaurant about how to kill one of your characters? A sure way to get some terrified looks from the other diners!

Anna Campbell said...

Wow, Jane, another visit from our dear little rooster!

Pam, welcome back to the lair! We love having you here. Even Sven looks cheerful when he knows you're visiting!

Congratulations on the huge success of the Feral Warrior series. And wow, girl, you are BLITZING the contest scene. I can't seem to open Facebook without seeing you winning or finaling in another contest with one of your wonderful books. Very well deserved!

Love your post. Actually I'm a great believer in dreams as story fodder. Sometimes I can even go into a dream state where I'm kinda guiding the story and kinda not. I've come up with a few stories that way. I think the subconscious is a marvelous and fascinating place. And sometimes a little scary - as you say, you wonder where some of this stuff comes from!

RAPTURE UNTAMED sounds fabulous!!!!

Anna Campbell said...

Wow, Louisa, that's an amazing story about your mother!

Kim in Hawaii said...

Aloha, Pam! I am spending the summer in Florida with my parents. Yesterday I met one of their neighbors who lived on Clark AFB - thought of you!

Interesting blog! My children have a vivid imagination and I am hearing all about it as we spend this time away from our home (and their friends). They love fantasy ... so now I am curious to return to DC and check out the fountain in Dupont Circle for new worlds!

I tend to dream about the time and places in the current book I am reading. And, of course, I am dreaming about the RWA National Convention in Orlando - will you be there?

HistoricalRomanceJunkie Rita said...

Do you dream? Do you remember your dreams? And if you do, are they strange or pretty normal (for dreams)?

- I dream. At least I think I dream. I always forget it the minuet I trip out of bed. Sometimes they are strange, but for the most part they are normal. That's the weird part to, because they are never really imaginative.. They are more like novellas or soap operas ; filled with drama or regular everyday scenarios. I haven't had creatively imaginative dreams since I was a little tyke..those were the craziest..now I am grown up and boring, lol./ Sometimes, when I can't get to sleep, I pre-think my dreams before I have them. Usually about my torrid love affair with a new york yankees ;)

Best of success Pamela! Warriors rule!

Anna Campbell said...

Kim, the Dupont Circle fountain features largely (and malevolently) in Pam's Esri books for Harlequin Nocturne. Really creepy, really great books, by the way! Anyway, when I went to Washington last year for Nationals, I kept passing the fountain and nearly freaked out every time I did. I was waiting for some evil other worldly being to come out and start causing mayhem. You have a lot to answer for, Miss Palmer!

Donna MacMeans said...

Hi Pam (waving madly)

LOVE that cover - what a hunk!

I remember very few dreams - wish I could remember more. I even keep a pad and pen by my bedside just in case...of course, then I can't read what I wrote the next morning (grin). But I do play the what-if game with paranormal iinfluences and it is fun.

Hey - if Jag needs taming - I'm available (grin).

Leni said...

I usually remember my dreams, but there are times when I have a difficult time remembering them. The dreams are pretty much your typical everyday stuff with sprinkles of things that are odd.

Johanna R Jochum said...

Congrats on you new book coming up! I have strange and vivid dreams. The last one was my daughter and I were flying kites at the beach and they went so high they floated to outspace and took hours to wind it down. Sorta crazy!Anyway thanks for sharing with us! I would love to win!

MsHellion said...

Excellent questions! (And love the "I wonder if he could shift into a jaguar?" speculation about the guy in front of you in line. *LOL*)

Yes, I do dream.

Some are "stress"--like I dream I'm pregnant or my father has died. Never good. Or the time I worked so long during the day, that I woke up DREAMING about the work I had done all day. (Very tired after that one.)

Some are weird--like if I have a dream about George Clooney, it's because my radio is in the background playing and they've mentioned his name. And he shows up in the dream--and then usually a song starts playing and we start re-enacting it. Which is fine if the song "Rainin' on Sunday".

Some are confusing. I had a dream about my mother (who's dead) and she's holding a baby (who I knew to be my baby--she looked like me)--and I wasn't sure what that meant. But it was a very peaceful, happy dream.

I don't have any dreams like Stephanie Meyers did. *LOL* Darn the luck. I'd love to be able to dream the end or beginning or middle of my books.

gamistress66 said...

I do dream and think there fairly standard though I remember little if anything about them. The ones I tend remember are those that occur when I'm in a half-sleep mode, and those can be kinda weird at times. I did have a dream some years back that I can still recall very easily. It woke me from a sound sleep in a bit of a panic. It helped make realize that I was too stressed out and being pulled into many directions (due mainly to my own worries rather than outside forces) and needed to slow down and take care of myself and not worry about those things (at least not as much) that I didn't have complete control over. I pull that memory out every so often to remind myself not get to that point again. I'm too old to be having nightmares which that was close to feeling like.

Fallon Hadley said...

Congratualations on your upcoming release.

Usually, the only two types of dreams I remember are where I feel like I'm walking up some kinds of stairs or when something bad happens.

I don't know where the steps are leading me, but I feel as though I am truely walking up them.

The nightmares are usually something bad happening to a family member. I hate those, dreams.

Thanks,
Fallon Hadley

Tawny said...

Pam :-)

I think dreams are so fascinating. The problem is, you read those dream books that tell you what different symbols mean, and they never makes sense (or even give the same definition). I mean, a boat means travel- that I get. But a marshmallow means a bike ride is pending or something like that? *g*

Pamela Palmer said...

Hey there, Anna, darling! Big smooches to Sven.

Thanks for the contest congrats. I love it when the book kids get recognized. I see your name all over those lists, too!

LilMissMolly said...

I don't remember my dreams like I use to. When I were a teen, I remembered everything. Now, I pretty much collapse when I get home from work, have to deal with my two teen daughters, and deal with clothes, etc. I guess I just don't have time to dream. ;)

Pamela Palmer said...

Aloha, Kim! I'm so glad you'll be in Orlando for RWA. I'll absolutely be there, too. Love to see you again.

Very cool that your parents' neighbors were at Clark. That's one of those places I'd love to visit again and never, never will. (Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines was buried under volcanic ash years ago.)

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Rita,
I've tried to direct my dreams by pre-thinking, but it's never worked for me. Great concept, though!

Tawny said...

Blodeuedd, a green knitted kitty? That's cute :-)

Tawny said...

Minna, I've had some really weird realistic dreams myself. In one, I swear I was in a scene from Miami
Vice (which tells you how long ago that dream was, and isn't that weird that I still remember it?! *g*)

Pamela Palmer said...

Hey Donna (waving back just as madly),
I love all the covers Avon's given me. This latest is my favorite, though, I have to admit. Jag is such a bad boy and it absolutely comes through. Yes, he needs taming, but I'm afraid you'll have to stand in line. :)

Tawny said...

Dianna, isn't it wild when dreams reoccur like that and we have no idea what they mean?

Tawny said...

Laurie, you HAVE to read Pam's books- they are fabulous :-) Seriously wonderful.

My dreams tend to be influenced by whatever I absorb during the day - a scary movie or darker book before bed often create more intense dreams or at least a more intense mood when I go to sleep. So maybe a sexy book before bed will lead to sexy dreams *g*

Beth said...

Welcome back to the lair, Pam! I'm so excited about your new release - congrats!!

I do dream and I remember my dreams and they are sometimes weird (last night's was way weird *g*)

They don't often STAY weird because if something in my dream doesn't add up, I'll actually think, "No, that's not how it's supposed to be" and it'll change. There's a name for this but I can't remember what it is :-)

But I do often come up with some very interesting What If questions!

Tawny said...

Gannon, it's our job to entertain *g*

Tawny said...

Deb, both of my girls talk in their sleep. Its fascinating. They ramble about the weirdest, disconnected stuff. I ask them in the morning what their dreams were sometimes and they sound as disjointed and out there as their rambles *g*

Tawny said...

catslady, you should definitely check out Pam's book!!

Tawny said...

Dianna, I do the same thing! I make up stories about everyone. Those 'what if's' are the start of all my stories *g*

You definitely have the imagination to be a writer ;-)

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Tawny said...
You definitely have the imagination to be a writer ;-)


Remember Tawny, I have been a visitor at the lair a long time, I have seen the work you guys have to do, too much work for me. I would have a nervous break-down before I ever got the first manuscript done. I much prefer sitting and waiting patiently for you guys to do the hard stuff then I get to enjoy the results. *EG*

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Beth! It's great to be here.
I'm totally jealous of your ability to change your dreams. What I really wish is that I could tell myself what I want to dream about...the next scene in my book...and then do it. Never going to happen!

Tawny said...

Wow, Gillian! That's some incredible dream recall.

Tawny said...

Bookworm, I wonder if stress intensifies our sub-conscious so it tries to help us more through our dreams. Or maybe we just don't sleep as well when we're stressed so we wake more and remember them?

Tawny said...

Oh, Nancy, I hate it when I get a perfect line or plot point or character arc figured out when I'm napping or sleeping - then I wake up and poof - it's gone. I always tell myself to write it down, too, but, well, sleep is so seductive *g*

gigi said...

Hi Pamela,
Congratulations on the new release.
The dreams I seem to remember are usually bad dreams. I don't know why. I try to go to sleep with good thoughts but lately I have been waking up from nightmares. I guess it is all the stress I have been dealing with this year. Death in the family and more illness than I am accustomed too.

Joan said...

Popping in a bit late to say welcome Pamela!

I've enjoyed all your books and look forward to this one.

Wow, interesting reading about everyone's dreams.

I've ALWAYS dreamed. Nearly every night and mostly in color. I've had the "stress work" dreams....usually I've ran crazy all day taking care of gravely ill patients only to discover a REALLY sick one I hadn't known about!

Recently, I've had two dreams of needing to "evacuate" I guess is the term I'd use. Surrounded by LOADS of items that MEAN something to me...at least in the dream.. trying to decide what to take with me. Last night we were evacuating ahead of the Nazi's.

Then there is the recent one with Jimmy Durante....I don't WANT to know what that means! Hot Cha Cha Cha

Tawny said...

Oh wow, Louisa - prophetic dreaming? That's one of those mixed blessings, isn't it? I'm with you, I'd be a little freaked out.

I've had visiting dreams, but never with anyone who passed over. Usually it's with people I've lost touch with or need to contact for one reason or another. Kinda like a reminder notice *g*

Tawny said...

Hi Cybercliper :-)

I always wonder about those recurring dreams - it's like they should be a warning or a lesson or message or something. But when the don't seem to lead to anything specific that we can recognize, it just makes you scratch your head and go hmmm *g*

Tawny said...

Vinny said: I am going to make a T-shirt that says "I Love Pamela Palmer's Dreams" :)

OMG I love it :-D

Tawny said...

Jo said: Honestly, if we weren't writers they might lock us up for some of our imaginings!

You know, sometimes I wonder if our writing is the only safe outlet for wild imaginings *g*

Tawny said...

Anna, there have been a lot of things written about lucid dreaming (where you direct your dreams) and I think it was Eric Maisel who did an entire book on guided dreaming for creativity. It's an incredible tool if you can figure it out... at least, it seems like it would be *g*
I haven't figured it out to know.

GWOMAN said...

Thank god you have the dreams you have! Love the books and can't wait for Jag's. That cover is awesome!!!

Pamela Palmer said...

I love hearing about your dreams!

Thanks for chiming in Leni, Johanna, and gamistress66. Love the kites flying into outer space!

Pamela Palmer said...

MsHellion, love the George Clooney dream.

Pamela Palmer said...

Thanks, Fallon! Walking up stairs is interesting and probably significant to some dream researchers. Mostly, it just sounds exhausting.

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi LilMissMolly and gigi!

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi Joan! Thanks for the welcome.

Jimmy Durante? Lol! Sorry, but I'll take George Clooney.

Pamela Palmer said...

Hi GWOMAN. Thank you, thank you! I love the cover, too. :)

donnas said...

I know I dream. And sometimes I wake up reminding a piece of it. nut not usually.

limecello said...

Oooo a little late to the party, but I'll have my own since today [a day after the post is my birthday!] I do dream, and sometimes I have the weirdest ones. I have a hard time remembering them, so I've taken to telling people about my dreams (well, close friends) - because that sometimes makes them stick in my mind more. Or, write them down if they're noteworthy.

I recently had a dream/nightmare that was horrible - someone/thing was about to kill me, and I screamed - actually woke myself up :X