I don’t often remember my dreams, but this one was vivid, in full color, and I remembered the conversations. So I got my trusty dream analysis book off the shelf.
I was being interviewed by our local newscaster, who does a 15 minute section on what is happening in the Coachella Valley, in the Southern California desert. I was seated next to my literary agent. What? I don’t have one. And the worst part of the dream was I couldn’t see the face of the agent.
The newscaster was not in his normal clothing of suit and tie. He wore a gray track suit and sneakers, and a big grin. And he did a Greek dance at the end of the interview. He’s of Italian descent, not Greek, however I do have a friend visiting Greece at this very moment. Maybe that was the influence? But what was with the dancing? My book of dreams says: dancing denotes business outlook brightens, and unexpected good fortune. Good! I could use more money.
I was questioned about my current book. I said the title was The Amazing Women of New York. I went on to explain that I wanted to show the incredible, self-sustaining, powerful, independent, and creative women of the city. I don’t live in NYC. I don’t know many New Yorkers. However, my mother-in-law did. She passed away in July, so maybe that is where the thought came from. To dream of M-I-L means a pleasant reconciliation. Although I didn’t dream specifically of her, it was all about NYC…which was her. So my hope is this reconciliation is not IN heaven, but maybe with the city itself. : )
Back to the dream. I told the interviewer about the amazing view from my apartment in Manhattan, and how I love gazing across the river as I work. The vision was from a distant wealthy cousin’s apartment in Sutton Place. A place I visited once, but obviously it had left an impression. We then went on to discuss the book, with my agent speaking for me at times. I think he was male, because I recall a deep voice and a vision of one hand on the knee of black pants. I can’t wait to meet him. Oh, and the apartment would be nice too.
But wait a minute, I need to peruse the dream book again. For an author to dream of his/her work going to press denotes caution; there will be trouble in placing the book before the public. Ah, well. What else is new? Might as well forget about the apartment, agent, and interview. Or then again, maybe the dancing offsets the negativity of the amazing story going to press? Ha ha. If anyone knows a nice male agent looking for an author who writes romance, but obviously has the ability to write a book about NY women, will you give him my number?