Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day Dreaming

Day dreaming, or more accurately, morning dreaming, is what I do when I walk. Our town just opened a new park with a walking trail. Since I can drive there in under five minutes, I no longer have an excuse not to walk every day.

The weather has been unbearably hot, so I walk as early as I can, usually between 6 and 7 a.m. If I'm early, I can watch the lampposts turn off, one by one. Some mornings the sunrise is breathtaking. And always, there is the birdsong.

As I walk, I think about what I'm going to write that day. Mostly now it is revision, so I go over that day's chapter in my mind. If I had a problem the day before, the answer often comes during my walk.

I also daydream about actually finishing the novel, sending it off and acquiring an agent and/or publisher. I firmly believe visualizing something makes it happen.

And, daydreams sometimes do come true. Today I received my author's copies of "Angels Unaware." As I held the book in my hands, I wondered if authors who have published countless books experience the same thrill every time or if they get jaded and toss the books aside with a "Ho-hum, another book."

Yes, I daydream about finding that out for myself.


  1. Sandra, I'm with you on the walking, but my hat's off to you walking in this hideous heat. I've fixed lots of plot problems on my walks. However, God did not intend for me to see the early morning. Ughhh! Sadly, I tend to watch TV while I'm cycling on my indoor airbike. It's great exercise, but I look forward to the outdoors when the weather cools off.

  2. It was a lot cooler this morning. And I'm not that faithful, a little sore throat or hint of rain and I duck back under the covers.