I've always had these vivid dreams where I could recall the smallest details and intricate plots. They seemed like mini-movies. There was even one dream where I was singing a song with someone and I've remembered and used three lines of it for something I gave my husband. I've also written a short kids' book about a dream I had when I was a kid. It was for an art class project where I had to write and illustrate a kids' book. One of the fiction novels I started recently is also based on a dream I had.
Two nights ago, I had another one of those dreams. After I woke up, I still had those emotions that I had while in the dream. I knew I was awake; I knew it was just a dream. But it stayed with me. I told my husband about it. I asked, "Doesn't it seem like a movie?" He said he did see a movie that was similar, but still different, than my dream. I've been itching to write it down.
I thought everyone dreams like this. We just don't all remember our dreams. Right? A reader of bipolar.about.com asked if our dreams differ from those without mental disorders. Apparently, our dreams do. Click here to read the full article.
For as long as I can remember, I've had trouble falling asleep. As a kid, though, almost nothing could wake me up once I was asleep. These days, it varies. Having some hearing loss probably helps. But the type of dreams I have has been pretty much consistent.
Like I said, one dream gave me an idea for a book. There are so many other dreams I can recall that seem more like movies to me. The plots are so realistic. Sometimes the characters are actual tv and movie stars. If I could finish writing those ideas (that are longer than poems), I might have already completed at least 3 movie scripts or books. But I guess until I do finish writing them, I'll just have to enjoy them for the cheap entertainment that they are.