My Beautiful and Slow Life As a Writer

My Beautiful and Slow Life as a Writer

I am utterly and passionately in love with slow living. My slow life as a writer can be hard, but it is wonderfully beautiful. I have come a long way from the old, fast-paced life that I used to live. But in this present moment, I would never look back. There has never been a time where I regret embracing the slow life as a writer.

Many people often ask me what my daily life looks like, what my routine is and whether I have a schedule. The truth is, I have no schedule. For the way I used to live my life was very systematic, and it drained me of all the beauty and enjoyment of my days. Through which, in this post I will share with you what my day to day looks like as a writer.

 

Day In The Slow Life As a Writer

I wake up early every morning, to the glorious melody of birds singing outside by the roses in my garden. I spend time in prayer, and bask in the quiet presence of God before I begin my day. Then once I finish getting ready, I take my time in having breakfast, which is usually a delicious berry granola with honey greek yogurt. I sip on some sweet, vanilla chai tea, and embrace the silence, and the quiet birdsong that flows beautifully through the day.

Throughout the rest of the morning I listen to a podcast of the beloved Elisabeth Elliot, then usually I will read the bible or write a poem for the day. After lunch, I take a beautiful, quiet stroll through the serene woods near my home. I take in the soft sunlight, I delight in the gentle breeze, and listen to the sweet sound of the leaves brushing against each other. The birds and the squirrels surround me in nature, and I enjoy the picturesque surroundings that God has created.

Once I return home, I immediately open my MacBook, and begin working on my writing projects. Some days I will work on my novel, and others, it will be my poetry book. Then on days like today, I will work on my blog. What I write for the day depends on the deadlines that I’ve set for book releases. But I always ensure that I have left enough time to write from a place of rest. For my friend Rayarna once told me, “We ought to work from a place of overflow.”

There is not usually a set time as to how long I will spend writing in the afternoon. At present, I do not have a husband or children yet. Through which, I don’t have the responsibility of cooking dinner by a specific time. Therefore my writing hours can range from a couple of hours, even up to ten hours. It all truly depends. Because I will never force my soul to pour out more than it can give. Writing from a place of overflow is something I aim to do with excellence.

Once it is evening, and the writing ends, I love to unwind by reading a novel. Usually, romance novels. My favourite novelist is by far Jane Austen. I will read a little fiction, then maybe some poetry by Lang Leav. Many times, I love to watch period drama films whenever I can. But I try not to spend too much time consuming films and television. There’s no particular reason why, I think it’s just because I have so many books that I want to read instead lol!

Once I’ve finished my time of reading, I will usually sip on a delicious hot cocoa and dwell in silence. I embrace quietness. I am learning to delight in stillness. For it is in those moments where my soul finds rest and tranquility.

Upon getting ready for bed, I hop into my bedsheets and talk to God until I fall asleep. And that pretty much sums up my day.

 

Is it easy being a writer? Not at all.

There’s no doubt that I find it to be a beautiful and tranquil lifestyle. However, it can get lonely. And the financial income is never truly certain. But that’s where I live by faith. And I trust that God will take care of me, as I pursue His will for my life. I would have also never been able to continue on this journey without Him, and my best friend Rayarna, who supports me through thick and thin. Being a writer has it’s challenges. And there are many moments where I feel like quitting. But the Lord reminds me that this is part of His plan for my life. Through which, I am grateful for this beautiful opportunity that God has given to me, and to Rayarna for strengthening me in times where I feel like giving up.

 

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed reading what it’s like living the slow life as a writer. Is it what you expected it to be?

 

Lots of love, Devona 

 

♡ If you adored this post, I think that you will delight in reading Why I Have Chosen To Embrace Slow Living

♡ My lovely collection of books are available to purchase on Amazon

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4 Comments

  1. Hannah
    March 22, 2022 / 5:47 am

    I love this so much! I am a beginner writer, still studying at uni but my faith and writing are two of my biggest passions and I’ve recently realised slow living might be better suited for me as I do find the hustle and bustle of city life incredibly draining! I’m not in a place where I can change that yet, but I look forward to giving it a go, God willing, when the time is right.
    This post brought me so much hope and encouragement to try and embrace slow living where I’m at and listening to my body instead of my to do lists. Thank you so much for sharing, Devona. You have inspired me in a way I didn’t realise I needed!! God is good!!

    • devonafayana
      Author
      April 24, 2022 / 7:31 pm

      Hello Hannah! ♡ Awwww, amen, God can truly make a way for you according to His will and timing. The desire is within your heart for a special reason ♡♡♡
      I’m so happy to hear that this post gave you some encouragement! It is my pleasure! ♡ Thank you for reading, and may God bless you abundantly ♡

  2. Brooke
    April 4, 2022 / 5:47 pm

    This is so lovely! Thank you for sharing your writing and your lifestyle with us ️♡

    • devonafayana
      Author
      April 24, 2022 / 7:27 pm

      Awww! Thank you Brooke! It is my pleasure ♡♡♡

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