Friday, August 20, 2010

Troubled Mind

"Yeah, it's funny how quickly you get used to abominable snow monsters being around and totally stop noticing them, isn't it?"

--Me, last night, in a dream.

And you wonder why I'm so strange.

(For the record, I was making conversation to calm down the girl who was freaking out because she thought the A.S.M. was trying to attack her, when really he was just trying to grab her newspaper because he's a fan of baseball and wanted to see whether or not Miami was winning.)

(No, I don't know what's wrong with my brain, either, and no, that isn't a scene from any of my books.)

(Well, then again, I haven't written the third book yet...)

(Also, the more I think about it, the more I realize this is probably going to be the equivalent of my own personal Twilight-genesis dream story. Someday, when my Abominable Snow Monster Baseball Lover story has made me millions of dollars, people will say, "And can you believe it all started because of a dream??")

19 comments:

Stephanie McGee said...

Ah, the dreams of a writer. Love it!

Tawna Fenske said...

Funny, I had a dream last night that our lovely and talented agent invited me to live with her and become her nanny. As you know, I'm not exactly a kid person. I'm sure her children (and yours) are supremely smart and adorable, but I must confess, this was a very terrifying dream for me.

Tawna

Creepy Query Girl said...

I once dreamt I was in a 'final destination' situation. The people around me were dropping like flies and this psychic was there. She looked me in the eye and said 'Don't worry. You're good until 2033'. Yeah. NOthing like knowing your own death date. Pfft.

Kiersten White said...

Snort. "You're good until 2033." I love it.

Tawna--You don't have to watch my kids. Just clean my house and we'll call it good. I'm much less demanding that Michelle.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I sent my sister an email yesterday because I wasn't sure if I had gotten a fb message from her saying that she had fallen out of a tree and gotten all bruised up and ended up with Thrush. (I don't even know what Thrush is???) Turns out it's been years since she's been in a tree. She had been sick, but was all better now. Perhaps you have a big hairy old guy coming into your future, Kiersten...

Kiersten White said...

Sharon--Thrush is a yeast-type infection that nursing infants get. It causes white sores in their mouths and along their gums, and can also be passed to the mother, where it inflames her [you know, that part the baby sucks on that I'm not going to type out here to as to avoid weird search terms pulling up my blog]. So, tell your subconscious that thrush is not really an issue at this point for your sister...

Unless it secretly means she's pregnant?

Yeah, I totally rock at dream interpretation.

Ben Langhinrchs said...

My dreams have become far more interesting since I started writing. When I was just a software designer, I'd have these crazy dreams where I had to follow the code on a mad dash to solve whatever problem. Now, it's nothing but turtles, werewolves and dragons, all the way down.

Abby Stevens said...

No no no. This is all wrong. ASM must be a Red Sox fan. Don't you know? It's like, in the rules... all mythological creatures were long ago claimed by the Sox.

eöl said...

ROFL I love your blog posts!

Michelle Wolfson said...

In my dreams, my kids pick up after themselves...

And my clients stay exactly the same. :)

Sarah Enni said...

LOL -- @Abby, too bad when Seattle still had a basketball team (RIP Supersonics) Sasquatch was actually their mascot! Different sport, but still.

Nicole Grotepas said...

Maybe you play MMORPGs? There are abominable snowmen in some of them. If you don't play MMORPGs you should. Guild Wars is quite fun.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I just pre-ordered your book.:) I saw you are coming to Salt Lake City, so hopefully I can come support you and get you to sign my book! Love your blog. You are awesome, and are such a great example to us aspiring authors. :)

Indigo said...

Why can't I ever have the good dreams? Dreams do work their way into our books though, don't they? I tend to write well based on my nightmares. Awesome fodder for waking up screaming. Poor Paul's hair is turning white under the duress. (Hugs)Indigo

Eleven Eleven said...

If an ASM appeared in my dream, I'd try to pull his mask off and expose his true identity as Mr. Withers, ala Scooby Doo.

Love your new blog design, btw. Especially your use of the Giddy Up font. It's one of my all-time favorites, and it's even cooler with stars dotting the eyes.

Krista V. said...

I may be a little late, but I LOVE the new look of your blog, Kiersten. It's so PARANORMALCY:)

Nikki said...

I would totally turn my dreams into books, if they weren't all freaky. There was that WW2 dream where my house was flying and Adolf Hitler was using it as his mothership. Or when I got bit by a deadly poisonous spider and my family left me on the porch to die...guess I shouldn't! Anyways, I love your blog and your personality! This is my first comment on your blog, but I'm sure there'll be more! Thanks for being such an awesome writer :)

Claire Dawn said...

KNow what you mean. I regularly wake up and just stare at the roof, thinking, "What in the Sam HILL???"

insightme-TX said...

Wow that's some dream! Mostly, my dreams end somewhere in the middle when alarm/kids/pets wake me up. About a year and half ago, I had a dream that went all the way to the end... So, I wrote a book! Wish me luck--just sent it out for my first query today.
My blog is michellesvann.blogspot.com if anyone wants to check it out! I'm not such a prolific blog writer as Kiersten, but I hope I'm at least not boring!