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15 Habits of Great Writers—Day 2 {Believe}

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Yesterday was day one of the 15 Habits of Great Writers Challenge.  It was a declaration to myself.

Today’s challenge?

Believe.

In yesterday’s post I wrote: How can I expect others to believe something which I do not believe about myself? Now that I’ve declared myself a writer I need to act like I believe it!

How?

By making it a priority in my life.

Currently, I prioritize my life around the responsibilities of who I am—child of God, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.  I must continue to fulfill each of those roles, but there is another one to add to that list.

I am a writer.

Saying it is one thing, believing is another.

Believing that I am the writer I claim to be involves setting aside time every day to write. Writing should not be an afterthought; it shouldn’t be pushed aside until I think I may have more time.

I must make time.

When?

Two hours earlier than my normal rising time!

No, this wasn’t my personal idea, it is part of tomorrow’s challenge. Jeff Goins wants those of us who are writers to prove that we believe it, by getting up two hours earlier than we normally would.

Why?

To write.

Because saying is easy and believing is necessary.

But doing?

Doing is key.





Follow Along: Day 1—Declare: A Declaration to Myself

*This post was part of my participation in the 15 Habits of Great Writers Challenge, hosted by writer Jeff Goins