So, who am I? I promise, I am a woman, just the same as the majority of my readers. And like you, I love a bit of adventure in my life. I am often asked where my characters and plots come from. Part of it is from own experiences in life - and no, I have no intention of sharing actualities with you or anybody else. Those are my memories, and mine alone. But the greater part of my writing stems from ... not imagination, exactly. More a way of looking at life.
I have always told myself stories. Even as a child, I seemed to think differently to my friends. They would ask what I was smiling about; what was I up to? How could I explain that inside my own head, I was somewhere else entirely? Doing sometheing exciting, that the real me would never get the chance to do?
In any event, it I never occured to me that everybody didn´t do the same thing. In fact, it was only very recently that I came across the term "maladaptive dreamer", and realized with huge shock that the term might have been coined for me . But it is an ugly definition, it seems to say that I don´t belong to the real world, and that somehow that is bad. I don´t think it is. I think all us maladaptive dreamers are the luckiest people on earth. We can go anywhere, do anything, be anybody - all without moving from our comfortable chair.
So, here´s to all of us maladaptive dreamers. And I hope you carry on enyoying my dreams as much as I do.
Love and best wishes
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