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Author's and Muses
6/16/2012 7:48:54 AM
Ever wonder where stories come from? What is actually in the mind of an author or artist, that makes them create the wonderful things they do? Here is how Millie and Honey came to be written.
One night, I had a dream. In the dream, I saw our dog, Honey and a little girl that I somehow I just knew was named Millie. Millie had on jeans, a frilly white top and a white hat. They were walking through the forest with Honey's puppies. Again, I just knew their names: Salazar, Jasmine, Burt and Blinky.

At that time, I had several things on my mind as our pets, Honey (our dog) and Thomas (our cat) as they were in Ohio and living with a friend. They were not going to be able to live with us for a while and my wife and I were both missing them.

We were also considering having Honey spayed as it was suggested by the vet. I wanted her to have puppies as she would be a fantastic mother. She treated Thomas as if he was one of her puppies. They played together and even slept together.

Now, dreams are funny things and in them you don't see them as a movie, or real life, as you can do anything in dreams. Rather you get scenes, feeling and impressions. Your mind interprets them in many ways.

Dream experts say that your dreams only last a few seconds and then you think about the dream and your mind adds to it throughout the night.

I seem to remember that my wife (Rose) was standing outside a silvery machine and there was a sign on the side of the machine. The sign was the same one that is on the side of the
Traveling Machine, in the book.

Later in the dream, I saw Millie, Honey and Honey's litter arriving at a planet with two
suns. Outside the door was Thomas. It was funny seeing him so big as he is smaller than most cats. Somehow I heard him in my mind with an English accent (My wife is Irish, but has a strong British accent). Hmmmm?

In the background, I saw one sun setting and two more suns rising over the Amusement Park. Rises that were different. Feline styled rides that sent my mind wondering how they worked. Being in the Aircraft Maintenance industry, I naturally tried to figure out everything
worked.

When I awoke, the dreamed stayed with me. I thought about it for a long time and the book began to take form. I worked on it until it was a nice story about Honey and Thomas, and even included my wife :)

Millie has been in many dreams since and we have traveled to Appleopolis (the next book) and are currently on a secret mission on "The Blue Angel Planet."

There are many more planets yet to be explored, with Millie (My MUSE) and Honey (Our Dog). Along the way, we will see many incredible things. So stay plugged in as the second book is all ready written and the Artist (Romar) is creating the artwork.


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More Blogs by J. D. Means
• THE STORY OF RAGS - CHAPTER 5 - Wednesday, August 22, 2012
• THE STORY OF RAGS - CHAPTER 4 - Wednesday, August 22, 2012
• THE STORY OF RAGS - CHAPTER 3 - Friday, August 10, 2012
• THE STORY OF RAGS - CHAPTER 2 - Saturday, August 04, 2012
• THE STORY OF RAGS -CHAPTER 1 - Saturday, August 04, 2012
• Jasmine's Dress-Up Day - Friday, July 20, 2012
• Honey's Day at the Spa - Thursday, July 05, 2012
• Home Emergencies - Monday, July 02, 2012
•  Author's and Muses - Saturday, June 16, 2012  


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