One Heck of a Dream… Twilight Author on Oprah

I was aware of the Twilight series and knew it had a young adult following. But this interview of author Stephenie Meyer on Oprah that I caught purely by accident while I was stretching after my workout was a true eye-opener.


Stephenie talked about a dream she had that captured her imagination.

“It was two people in kind of a little circular meadow with really bright sunlight, and one of them was a beautiful, sparkly boy and one was just a girl who was human and normal, and they were having this conversation. The boy was a vampire, which is so bizarre that I’d be dreaming about vampires, and he was trying to explain to her how much he cared about her and yet at the same time how much he wanted to kill her,” Stephenie said.

At first, Stephenie was documenting her dream only to make sure she would remember it.

“The dream was just something I was so interested in, and it was so different from what my everyday was at the time… I just wanted to remember it so badly. That’s why I started writing it down-not because I thought this would be a great story for a novel.”

One of the things that made her story pop to me was when she said how going to this fantasy world in her mind gave her an opportunity to reconnect with herself. Whether you are a stay at home mom, like Stephenie or someone who is jamming away in a corporate environment, it is really easy to lose yourself.

The cool thing is that Stephenie embraced the journey. She had no idea where it would lead. But by making the time to live in this story, she became a happier, more fulfilled person. That’s something we all can do.

The interview appears below.  Listen to her story.  The way I see it, we all have a Twilight waiting… somehow… somewhere.  Most likely, it will be a creative endeavor that will enable us to reconnect.

I dropped in about halfway through… but the full interview is 10 minutes well spent.


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  1. This is a perfect example of someone following her bliss.

    And if you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you.
    I always say “follow your bliss and don’t be afraid.” Doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

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