Working with a notebook was harder than I thought, in a good way. Having to note down so many things on my own terms without necessarily having the full context of my own dreams meant that a lot of them blended together - in a good way.
It's rare that I write something with a prompt already in place, which changed the way I wrote here quite significantly. By working with an established set of notes, I had to carefully weave them into the text itself, even if that meant trying to combine things that needed some creative thinking to include.
I think the interesting factor here is my more mundane dreams. The fact that I often dream of industrial and brutalist locations in grounded settings opens up some interesting creative options, but it also means that a lot of my dreams are very similar. A lot of concrete, dirt, metal and harsh angular spaces means that I can put more emphasis on presenting that architecture to the reader - and combine different dreams into one continuous narrative.
I just wish I had dreams more often. Perhaps my sleep schedule is causing that.