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Dawn Knox – A rearranger of words into something hopefully meaningful…

Sunday Musings 1 March 2015

Daffodil and the Thin Place 333x500Chris’s Sunday Musings for this week concerns dreams. Here’s what she had to ask:

‘So… for March 1st, your dreams… what was it like that first time your dream came true?  Any dream, not just writing, any dream.’
Here’s my answer:
I’m really not an expert on dreaming dreams or on making them come true.
As a teenager, I dreamed of being a scientist and in order to achieve that, I was definitely not going to get married or have children.
And what actually happened? I met my husband when I was 17 and married at age 20. Twelve years later, I had a son.
And the dream of being a scientist? Yes, that came true but it really wasn’t quite what I’d imagined and after I’d had my son, I was happy to stop working.
So, I’d dreamed of something that wasn’t what I thought it would be and decided not to do the two things which I actually did and that have made my life so happy.
I then started writing and dreamed of having a book published, although I secretly doubted this would ever happen. Over several years, I was thrilled to have about a dozen short stories published but it was thanks to Muse It Up Publishing, that I had my first ebook published last year although I still dream of holding a book with my name on it, in my hands.
However, I never dreamed that I would write a script that would be performed by professional actors.
That would have been a dream too far!
But last year, that came true.
So, I managed to make a dream come true that I would never have had the courage to dream.
If you’d like to see what the other Muse It Up Publishing authors have to say about their dreams, click here to go to the Sunday Musings blog.
And if you’d like to read the ebook that realised my dream of having a story published under my name, ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’ is available from the Muse It Up Publising website, here or from your favourite ebook retailer. The story is set in St. Nicholas Church, Laindon with Dunton, Essex, which is a real church and all profits from sales of the ebook will go towards renovating the church.