These past few days found me being under medication. I had vivid dreams about stories with incredible plots, original conflicts, and heroines whose exploits riveled the best in fantasyland, history, and the urban streets. Of course it's well known that many writers create their greatests manuscripts based on a dream or a nightmare they have. The first short story that I can remember writing from my green salad days was when I was in third grade and involved a horrendous nightmare.
This time, however, when I woke up, I remember NOT A ONE! I had my pen and paper by my bed. When I'd wake up and finally get my eyes straightened back out, I'd reach for the paper and just find water marks on it from where I sat wet bottomed paper cups.
Did you ever finally retrieve that story idea from dream and turn it into an accomplished manuscript? If not, maybe that means that it's just time to take another nap, and try again. OK, try again!