Thursday, June 7, 2012

Day Two: 15 Habits of Great Writer...

Do you see the face?

“And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, 
Your young men shall see visions.” 
Joel 2:28

I am a dreamer. Literally. At night, I dream about photography and writing. The problem with dreaming about these at night is one wakes up exhausted. This past week, my subconscious (dream world) has been extremely busy. Consequently, I have been rather tired the last couple days. This is not a good thing while one is still in recovery for it causes one to snap easily at loved ones. Needless to say, there has been a lot of apologizing in our home. My family greatly loves me and has been so forgiving. I am truly blessed.

As mentioned in my last post, I am participating in the  “15 Habits of Great Writers” Challenge with Jeff Goins. Today’s assignment, Day Two, was to get up two hours earlier than normal and write. Two hours earlier, for most, according to Jeff is 5am. However, we work night shift in this household and that is not the case. Two hours earlier here is between 8-9am. It is currently 9:30am and I am completing our assignment with no coffee. This is a dangerous avenue for coffee is my morning vitamin.  In case it slipped by you, I didn’t make it between 8-9am. But in my defense,  I have been awake on and off since 7am. In hindsight, probably should have gotten up at 7am completed the assignment and then gone back to bed…maybe and that is a slim maybe I would have fallen back to sleep.

The idea of the assignment is that one would be willing to sacrifice for their desire to write. This is a true statement but we all don’t fit into the 9-5 world and for me getting up and writing before my time with the Lord (and some coffee) is counterproductive. Rachel Olsen talked about a writer in her last post that wrote from 1am-5am everyday. My desire is to meet my writing goal each day but God made each of us differently; therefore our writing routines may not look the same.  .  

I encourage you to check out the “15 Habits of a Great Writer” Challenge (it is not to late to join) but remember God created you to write in His way and His timing. Search Him today to see what He wants. Just remember to keep writing. 

P.S. My Sweetie is not editing these 15 Habit posts. 
Therefore, any grammatical errors or weird stuff is fully mine. 


  1. Cheering you on Dawn. I'm taking part in the challenge, too. I've been working to flip around my clock because I work 2 to 10 pm and I tend to stay up until 2 or 3am. Ugh! for morning rituals then. Now I'm going to bed earlier and I've gotten up two days around 6am. Not a real secure schedule yet but I am enjoying the morning light and sounds in my yard (birds.) See you over at Jeff's blog.

    1. Thanks Darlene. I am cheering you on with the challenge also. We start work at 2pm also but get off anywhere between 12am-3am most nights. My schedule is a little flexible so I can write during the down time especially since my office is in my apartment.

  2. Dawn, I am so excited about this challenge, just as you are! I am so glad for you that you are doing it & that the Holy Spirit is leading you in your schedule too. This is such an encouraging, grace-filled, amazing experience for us as writers to go through this challenge. Best wishes, sister!

  3. Jen,

    Thanks for the encouragement. It has been an exciting adventure so far. It has me writing everyday.


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