This was one of those "my mind must be trying to tell me something/working something out" kind of dreams. I usually dream about work. I guess it's how I process stress. But last night's dream was about something I have wanted to do for several months.
Way back when when I started the "art quilting" end of my quilting hobby, I was asked "What is your goal with all of this stuff?" and I thought about it very hard. I wondered where it could all lead to. I ended up with a goal of "being published". Maybe that meant a book, but when Quilting Arts Magazine hit the scene, I knew I wanted to be part of it's pages. It's still a goal of mine.
I have an article written ready to submit to Quilting Arts. I have all the steps, and I think it's pretty much ready to go except the artwork/photos.
The problem is that I'm scared to submit it, and also (as you know) this summer is crazy full. But it's a neat, progressive article that no one else has done before.
In the dream, the plan didn't work out 100% and it was published... but not in the way I expected. That left me a bit confused this morning, which is why I'm blogging about it. Perhaps it's fear of rejection, perhaps it's fear of acceptance and the work that means to get it ready for print, or perhaps fear of a 3rd alternative will be presented (as in the dream) which wasn't expected.
So, readers, should I submit the article?