Last night I was dreaming about writing Fiddler’s Bridge. I was dissecting the connections and characters and what their deals are. I kept running through what was going on in my story all the while trying to sleep. I awoke this morning wondering why in the world I was dreaming about my darn story. This is not something I do in the early stages, it usually happens as I approach the end of Act One or the beginning of Act Two. I was still tired so I tried to go back to sleep. All I wanted was fifteen more minutes to make up for the interrupt – but that interrupt just continued right on through my extra fifteen minutes.
“Okay, okay, I see the point where she takes her moment. I won’t forget. Yes. I hear the silences. Now, can I have my fifteen minutes?”
Thus went my conscious conversation with my subconscious. It has got a whole lot to say about the structure of the subconscious world of the play. How does one do that – write the subconscious world? I try not to think about those kinds of things too hard; it normally takes care of itself without me having to be so aware of it. My guess is that I have to approach this piece in a new way (along with some of my old ways). This is about the only place in my life where I can embrace change without too much kicking and screaming.
I trust my subconscious – like hearing from it – it’s free to be… Sounds like a dream, feels like a dream but doesn’t need interpreting. It’s always pretty clear and sure of what’s needed to accomplish the task. It abides in the secret place with my spirit man and is more in tune with the deep flow of things because it is uncensored and un-distracted by life and sleep…
So on to the sub area…Tweet