The last couple nights I've had some of the strangest dreams. And that means I've spent too much time editing and revising and not enough time creating. I've noticed this also happens when life gets in the way and I don't write anything new for about a week.
Normally I don't remember my dreams (if I have them) but when I haven't been writing/creating I have the most vivid, interesting dreams. Dreams that hang on all day, nag at me and sometimes get jotted down in an idea file for later.
In fact, I've got three story ideas right now that came straight from dreams.
So, what about you? Do you remember your dreams? Do you ever get ideas from them? How can you tell if you haven't been writing/creating enough?