Dream Blog

These dream blogs are more or less for myself, but being able to type them out instead of writing them out helps me a lot, so feel free to enjoy.

Last night was a strange one. For starters, Jimmy Fallon was in it. O.O I was on a beach area, wearing a white dress and there were a ton of people around. Jimmy introduced me to everyone by my full name (which was very weird to hear him say) and it had a very SNL vibe. I came out in my dress and high-fiving people as I ran through the crowd, smiling and doing stupid hand things to the camera (it was awkward, like me). I was basically there to talk about my book but never did so. — My interpretation of this is, I recently saw Jimmy Fallon and so I think my brain was just basing it off that. No significant meaning, just my brain filling the dream void.

The next part of the dream, I was at a bowling alley and it was weird as well. It was dark and some of it was familiar and some of it wasn’t so I left. I have dreams of people chasing me a lot, and this was no different. Usually when this happens I will take off and fly into the sky to escape (and also show off cause like, who wouldn’t?) After I left that place I ended up by the street near by where I found a kite. It was striped and the wind was strong so I tried to fly it. I don’t normally fly kites so I had no clue what I was doing. I was successful in flying it for a minute and it went pretty high, but I’m not sure what happened after that. — I looked up what kites mean and as with most symbols in dreams it had a dozen different meanings. I am going to be realistic about this one and pin it on the day I went golfing with my dad and it was really windy and I mentioned that it was a good day to fly a kite. Boring I know, but I don’t think the several meanings behind it matches whats going on in my life.

As my day goes on, I forget more and more but these were the most significant parts and I wanted to record it. Hope you enjoyed! 🙂

Re-branding

Hey everyone! Now that the IndieGo Interviews have come to an end, I am posting this to let you all know what’s in store next! You may be wondering why this is titled as such so here I am to explain. I originally wanted to make this into a video but I ramble far too much and this is easier to keep my thoughts organized.

Most of you probably know me from my books, writing communities or something related to that. I am currently in the process of finishing my third book and will be publishing it sometime this year. It’s in this time (and even more now that it’s in the hands of betas and I’ve not written anything in weeks) that I have reflected on my journey so far. And also, where I am going after this book is done.

As much as I love to write, I’ve never looked it as a career. To me, once it gets to that point, I feel I won’t enjoy it as much. I write because I love to do it. I never planned on even publishing the books I have until less than a year before the first one. While I am extremely grateful for all of the experiences, people and opportunities to further my path as a writer, I am sadden to say that I won’t be continuing to publish books. I have thought about contributing to anthologies or something like that, but that will be the extent.

I have changed my social media counts a bit to match this “re-branding” and my name no longer has author in it. I am not saying I am no longer an author, but I want it to be a little less specific and more reflecting just myself. When I took a hiatus for a while, it was because I struggled with the simplest things and constantly wondered what made “successful” tweets and what didn’t. It’s embarrassing, but it caused me a lot of anxiety. My books aren’t selling at all (or like, 1 every few months) and it seems no matter how many followers I had, it didn’t help at all with sales. So now I am not focusing on writing or books, but more of just what I want to post.

In case you’re wondering, my main career goal is to be in marketing or advertising. (ironic, right?) Hey, maybe it will help with selling my books. Haha! I am wanting to go back to school to get my B.A. in graphic design or something related to help me with this goal. And my dream job is to someday work at a video game company. I’ve always been a huge gamer and I honestly miss playing as much as I used to. (I used to work at Gamestop for 8 years, and it was pretty much my entire life.) While the company sucked to work for, being able to talk video games all day was seriously awesome. I do miss that part. …there I go with the rambling. With that being said, I do have a new Twitch Channel! Check me out! I will be playing the Last of Us Part 2, starting TODAY!

Anyways, I wanted to make this post to let you all know what’s going on with me. If you unsubscribe, or unfollow, that’s fine with me, but I hope you don’t. I’m just trying my best to be myself and do what makes me happy. Publishing a story that I had a dream about was something I wanted to do, and I did it, and now it’s time to move on. I really hope you are all doing well and that you too, are doing what makes you happy.

Laura Mae