Sunday, May 13, 2018

Unlimited dreaming - writing a book



Unlimited dreaming is my Sunday morning series. It's about the big dreams that I would love to be a reality. I think many people have forgotten how nice it is to dream. Rainbow's dreamy cloud wouldn't do it's name honor without this unlimited daydreaming. So here it is.

My dream: writing a fictional book.

The past

I've cherished this dream ever since I was a 10 year old. I had found my talent for writing and enjoyed writing stories. That the stories had no real beginning, middle or end and were only limited to the other the subject of another dream: owning a horse stable with a 100 horses didn't matter. It was writing. And I wrote about the life on this fantasy horse stable with characters and mostly lots of drama.
A few years later I discovered a television show about Robin Hood. The whole story fascinated me so much that I would continue to write about that. From that point on I would also begin to make up stories with a beginning, middle and end. I wrote a story about an unlucky flower that brought misfortune to the lives of those who picked it. I got into a writers flow and entered stories into competitions at my young age. Which I would win and would celebrate that win by more writing.
Writing has always been one of my first loves.
Then eventually when I turned 17 and started college, I lost that part of me. I was suddenly overwhelmed with the idea of having to become an adult and going into the world. My flow got blocked and at one point I had no idea how I had ever found the courage to start and end a story. I think it's mostly the perfectionist in my head, and some hard critics online that made that combination for me.


The present

As you see I have never fully left writing. About a few years ago, I had started to write again. There were some poems, and the writing of quotes.
From that point I found the courage to start a blog. I wanted to write about lifestyle, creativity, inspiration and one of my other love's cooking. I realize I am a human being with lots of passions that I all want to embrace as much as I can.
There were a few moments that I actually sat down with the idea of a story floating in my mind, but as soon as I sat down and opened my writing program, all the cursor would do was wink at me as I struggled with my empty page.
I become inspired by people like J.K Rowling and am full of wonderment. She didn't only create a story. She created a whole world around it. The stories must have lingered and lived in her for such a long time. Even before writing Harry Potter.
Through the practice of creative visualization I often open up doors to such worlds in my own imagination. This is where my book characters linger and beg me to write their story.

And I tell them: 'I'm sorry guys, you are just going to have to wait'
I found the courage the share my view of my life, the way I get inspired, and others that inspired me by writing on this blog. That is actually a huge start for me.
I think when it comes to actual fiction I should allow myself to do more unlimited dreaming. 

There is that 10 year old in me that also still wants me to write like I used to. To become one with that creative flow and inspired fantasy.
It is the 10 year old girl that wants me to make that dream of writing a book become a reality one day.

The future

Before I wrap this I cannot forget to draw up a future intention.
The other day I found a little book in which I wrote my intention to find my perfect house.
I wrote the requirments my house would meet in the future. Trust me that it is quite eerie that my house actually meets those requirements as I had forgotten all about what I'd written down by the time I actually found it. This is why I work with intentions.


My book
will have a catching start that will draw you right into my story. You will want to know more about what is going on. You will feel as if you are a bystander in my story. One that cannot be noticed by the characters that are in it. The main character is a person that is one that has yet to discover her or his hidden talents and who is suddenly faced with a situation in which he/she is challenged to the limit. We also need someone to work against our maincharacter. I would like a bit of a bit of an incompetent villian who needs the help of allies to stop our anti hero from reaching their goal in the story.
The story will have elements of bizarre and humorous situations that will trigger your senses and will appeal to the imagination. If our anti hero will succeed? Well, that is the big question isn't it? Expect nailbiting cliffhangers and even a hint of romance. Because love is everything as we all know.


Concluded

One thing is for sure. I would never abandon my love of writing and will always keep doing it. If I sit down again, and allow myself to just write. No beginning, no middle, no end; I wonder what I may find. Maybe I will actually get back into that flow.
Because remember? I started to write like this.
Eventually that is how my stories went into full development. 


If you are a writer of stories, and may have any advice concerning starting to write a fictional book, I would love to hear from you.
Don't forget to leave links to your blogs in the comments below and I will return any love shared!

All my love,
Rainbow
 



14 comments:

  1. This all sounds so familiar to me! I started writing when I was 7 or 8 and always wanted to write a book. Now I'm not so sure anymore though. Just the other day I picked up one of my projects and decided it was completely useless. But I feel the same way about my blog at the moment, so I guess it's just a phase...

    x Envy
    Lost in Translation

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    1. I was thinking about doing a rewrite on that story I wrote as a teenager. It was a pretty epic story and there was even time travel there.
      And you know that I love your writing. I hope you never stop!
      I hope you will do a guest post for my blog one day ^^

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  2. There's something about writing that's just so powerful. For me it's a passion and I wouldn't ever be able to give it up.

    If you have a burning desire to write a book, you have to follow that dream and go for it. I believe in you!

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

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    1. Hey nicola,
      I really believe I will make that happen one day. Sometimes I have so much going on that I don't even know where to begin. For now, I will focus on the blog :)

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  3. Good for you ! I hope everything goes well with your book. I grew up before Harry Potter was popular, but I enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis.

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    1. I adore Narnia! C.s Lewis is a wonderful writer. So many hidden gems in the world of writing. Isn't it just amazing? Thanks for taking the time to comment :)

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  4. I can totally relate to this dream! I also enjoyed writing when I was a child, I made up stories about my soft toys and all the adventures they went on together 😄. Writing a book is the ultimate dream, you can do it girl! I love this series, it’s so positive, motivational and inspirational. Don’t give up on your dreams 💖 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Aww thanks so much Bexa. I try to keep my blog that uplifting place for everybody. So cute that you would write about your soft toys. I bet the adventures were ever so epic!

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  5. I love the vibes of your Sunday morning series. It's pretty cool that you've had this dream since you were 10! Even more that you've been building it up for a while. Hehe, I am sure your 10-year-old self would've been proud. Hope you'll continue to chase your dreams :).

    As years go by, you'll get more inspiration to add cool things to your stories. Keep on writing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy :)
      I thought it would be a pretty good idea. I'm such a multipassioned person as you can see from my blog. My 10 year old self would nudge me to write even more haha!
      And I will continue to chase my dreams ^^

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  6. It sounds like a true passion of yours, and I fully believe you’ll fulfill it, have you ever thought about self-publishing? I published my first book just over a year ago and it was one of the best things I ever did. Keep writing. Keep creating. You’ve got this! <3

    Charlene | www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

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    1. that is amazing charlene! You must have been so proud. Is selfpublishing expensive? I may consider it one day :)
      Thank you for the encouraging!

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  7. This is one of my big dreams too. It can be hard to make a reality though. I enjoyed reading this and your plans for the future! You can do it :)
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com

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    1. ahhh now that is why it's called unlimited dreaming :)
      I truly believe that intention is so powerful. Powerful enough to make dreams come true. You can do it too hun! Just look how far you've already come

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