Well, it certainly is a start. Before starting to consider having meaningful lucid dreams, you should be able to remember at least 1 dream every night, more if possible (3+ is best).
That's because having great dream recall will also help you recall those Lucid Dreams.
You don't want to forget them. Eventually you will, but having written them down, you will never forget them entirely, for you are emotionally connected to them! If you can't remember even bits of it as you wake up, that ain't good. So, what you have to do now is get the habit of writing in the morning. Don't panic if nothing comes up one morning, just try to write something. If nothing comes, hope for the best, think about how it would be awesome to be writing a dream in your journal the next day. Think about that again before falling asleep, and hopefully, fall asleep having thought about that as your last thought of the day (it helps).
lucidinthe sky wrote:
From my experience, this is really the bottom line when it comes to lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is an exercise in focusing your will and intention. Not to say that techniques aren't important but directing your intent is not something that a lot of people have as a natural ability. Having lucid dreams for me pretty much requires the same effort as it did in the beginning. Generally speaking, I don't have them because I don't want them enough to focus my will and intention to the required level. The good part about learning it has been that I have also found that it works in waking life, although to a lesser degree. I know this is a hard concept to grasp as Sim B has already correctly stated, but it really is the crux of the matter. And it's really a great thing to learn and of course the experience is otherworldly.
Even experienced dreamers eventually become stressed in real life and thus, fail to lucid dream for a while. Why? because they lack intent. Like I said, you cannot fool your own brain, and if its thoughts are entirely turned away from lucid dreaming because your thoughts are as well, doing a small 5 seconds, distracted reality check won't help. I succeeded at doing my first vivid LD a while ago by being very, very focused on dreams, thinking about it throughout the day, before going to bed, after waking up and back to bed (wake back to bed method, good method =D ), reading on different techniques and whatnot.
In the end, I will state again that lucid dreaming happens in the brain, and you can't fool your own brain. Even if you maybe aren't aware that you are trying to fool it!