Saturday, November 03, 2007

Now I edit in my sleep

I guess I've been weilding the red pen too much lately [actually I've been using orange this week, I like to vary my colors]. Editing is starting to seep into my dreams.

Last night I dreamed I was writing a Stargate fan fic. Haven't done that in years [write fan fic, I mean]. I sort of miss it. It was fun to have ready made characters to play with - but I digress...I was writing a fan fic, and seeing the scenes in my head in my dream which is a little weird. Daydreaming in one's dream.

I remember looking down at the paragraph I had written and realizing it was all passive verbs so I started crossing out and rewriting. I actually woke up reciting lines from the story I'd been writing.

It just goes to show you, the internal editor never sleeps. Now I'm even editing my dream stories. I wonder if IE [internal editor] gets paid to work 24/7 or if she does it just because she loves it. Either way, she needs a vacation so I can get some sleep and enjoy my stories without having to edit them in my dreams.


gwen hayes said...

As if you don't have enough splintered personalaties with the double author you can add an insomniac internal editor too. Lets give her a name.


Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

LOL! Sounds good. I will officially name my insomniac internal editor Ursula!

Jennifer McKenzie said...

*shakes head* Thank God I don't have THESE dreams. It's bad enough having the heart pounders "OMG I LOST EVERTHING!!!!" I once had a dream where all my words disappeared and I couldn't find them anywhere.

M.E Ellis said...

Jennifer, imagine your computer crashing/dying and losing 4 novels then. This happened to me about 5 years ago. Luckily, hubby knew how to rescue them. I still haven't revised them. Hmm. I'll never forget the panic.


Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Ack! Those are nightmares! i wake up a lot feeling like I've forgotten something but I don't know what it is. That's bad enough.