I keep having dreams about Tom Selleck. No, I don’t understand it either. The latest installment has Selleck in a Navy uniform ala Magnum PI, however his personality is more like a sober Jesse Stone. You know, still pensive, but without the scotch.
Anyway, ol’ Tom has a perch at the edge of a cliff overlooking a deep ravine. On a shelf that extends out over the cliff, he has what looks like an iPad. Except, this device allows him to plug in sections for troop movements. When he plugged in the last section, the main screen of the “iPad” was complete. What do I know? It was a dream!
Now, I suppose this dream has something to do with my current revision cycle on my own writing. It really does feel like moving around puzzle pieces at times. And that cliff overlooking the ravine? Yeah, at times I feel like I’m going to take a dive, figuratively speaking, of course. I’ll recognize that a section doesn’t work at all where it’s at, so I have to do a complete rewrite and insert it at a different place in the book. Now it works great, but requires a major rewrite on the next chapter. And on, and on.
Honestly, some days it feels like there is no end. Still other days, I know that what I am doing is making the book better, so it’s worth it. And yes, at times it does feel like I’m moving around troops and strategizing the best ways to improve my work. Now, if only I can find another actor to star in my dreams. Love ya, Tom, but I wonder what Nathan Fillion’s evenings look like.