Monday, 20 February 2012

Dreaming of Sleep . . .Literally

I'm still editing my first draft of Dreaming of Sleep, and hoping to have completed the second draft soon. Of course the problem with editing a novel in which humans no longer sleep, and the main character is doing his best not too, is that it makes you tired. It also makes you want to dream a lot. I love dreaming; especially lucid dreaming, where you are aware you're dreaming and are able to affect the course of the dream. I'll be doing a whole post on the subject shortly, a long with a teaser from Dreaming of Sleep.

Other than working on my WIP, I haven't got anything else to update you on. Hang on a minute . . .didn't I register with Star Trek Online this week? Yes. And will I soon be able to create my own characters and 'explore, discover, and engage' in the Star Trek universe? Yes. Science Officer T'Moss reported for duty on board the USS Devon at around 11pm yesterday.

In the meantime, how about an operatic version of the Wrath of Khan to make you smile, laugh, or cringe, depending on your tastes?



So, what strange new worlds have you been exploring in the last week, both awake and sleep?

24 comments:

  1. OH ELLIE!! ELLIE - YOU STAR!!

    I LOVE THIS OPERA!! OH wow!! "I am dead" "he is dead" "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN"!!! LOL!!

    I'm gonna watch it again!!

    Yay!

    p.s. hoorah for your wips!! Keep at it - keep dreaming those vivid dreams too! I had a weird one last night - I had a baby in a box delivered to me! Yikes!! I DON'T even want to go there! LOL!

    Take care
    x

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  2. Fantastic opera. Can't wait for the next one in the series, The Search for Spock.

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  3. Oh wow Star Trek online sounds awesome. Good luc with Dreaming of Sleep. Will you be self publishing?
    I've been dreaming about being tired...

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  4. The clip is hilarious.

    Good luck with your editing and may your sleep bring you wonderful dreams:-)

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  5. I love lucid dreaming too - the best kind ever! Hm, I've not been doing too much exploring as of late!

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  6. I love it when I start dreaming about my novel or characters. Or when I have one of those really clear dreams that lingers all day. Those I have to write down and see if they can grow into stories.

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  7. Oh, my heck. That video's hilarious. Wrath of Kahn is one of my favorite ST (classic) movies.

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  8. Hilarious!

    Good luck on your WIP! Sounds like that would make anyone tired, writing about not sleeping...

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  9. Well that sounds just as interesting as it sounds exhausting. Hoping we all get to read it soon!

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  10. Oh, what an interesting premise. I'd hate to not get to sleep or dream! And I, too, love lucid dreams, though don't have them very often.

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  11. What a fantastic video! I sent one to my sister and I'm going to show my whole family. How can you tell we are Trekkies?

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  12. Star Trek Online? Nooo! I avoid games like these because if I played them they would assimilate my whole life and I'd never do anything else. Maybe one day ...

    Interested in your post on lucid dreaming for sure.

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  13. Star Trek Online? I so want to but can't right now! Must say no...

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  14. Ah, lucid dreaming...a rare treat. I've had the pleasure many times. I also love those times when I'm drifting off to sleep, and I know that I'm drifting.

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  15. So glad you're making progress on your WiP.

    And Star Trek opera. LOL!!! That's all I can say.

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  16. I like the title 'Dreaming of Sleep.'
    You seem to be writing a lot, Ellie.

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  17. Cool video. Good luck on the WIP.

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  18. Also had no Idea that you played MMORPGs cool I enjoy playing as well.

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  19. Oh my...wrath of Kahn...too funny. Get some sleep instead of dreaming of it. Boy having your novel named that makes for all kinds of fun.

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  20. That was the most incredible opera I've ever seen. And lordy, Spock's ears are gigantic!!!!

    I lucid dream once in awhile - it's pretty amazing.

    I did hang up a dream catcher above my bed. I don't have many nightmares, but my son made it and it's so cool!

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  21. I need to check out the Star Trek thing. Best on you finishing up this draft of your novel.

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  22. Good luck with your editing! It sounds like a tiring book, just from reading this post. :P

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  23. Hi Ellie .. that was great fun to watch .. and congratulations on being so near the end of WIP .. lack of sleep not a good thing ..

    But that Opera - I'll be dreaming about! Cheers Hilary

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  24. Love the Star Trek opera. Only you can bring us such quality entertainment. :)

    It's brilliant.

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