A Writing Journey at 2 am

Welcome to my daily writing journey! Today’s journey began in the early hours of the morning when I was awoken at 2 am by a sudden burst of inspiration. Rather than trying to go back to sleep, I decided to take advantage of the speed at which my brain was working and start writing.

I found myself thinking about a conversation I had with my sister the night before about the importance of children’s stories and how they shape the way kids see the world. This got me interested in creating a different type of story for my sister to read to my niece, so I sat down at my desk and began writing.

Despite the dizziness of waking up so early, I convinced myself to at least give it a shot. And as it turns out, that turned into hours of peaceful writing. I had a clear idea of what I wanted to work on, and the story of my children’s story began to take shape.

After completing my writing, I dedicated myself to perfecting my techniques for writing children’s stories. I spent the rest of the morning pouring over books and articles, learning as much as I could about the art of crafting engaging and meaningful tales for young readers.

In the end, all of my hard work paid off. I was able to complete a children’s story that I am incredibly proud of, I titled it “Jack and the Magical Door.” It’s a story about a curious young boy named Jack who discovers a mysterious door and you can join him on his adventure.

Once upon a time, in a magical land far, far away, there was a curious young boy named Jack who lived in a quiet village. He dreamt of experiencing exciting adventures and discovering new and wondrous places.

One day, while walking home from school, Jack stumbled upon a mysterious door hidden in the midst of the forest. Intrigued and brave, he couldn’t resist the urge to see what lay beyond the door.

As soon as he opened it, Jack was whisked away to a magical world filled with adventure and wonder. He found himself standing on the edge of a cliff, gazing down at a beautiful waterfall cascading into a crystal-clear pool below.

But just as Jack was marveling at the stunning view, he heard a loud roar behind him. He turned to see a fierce, ferocious creature slowly approaching him. Jack knew he had to find a way to escape, so he took a deep breath and bravely jumped off the cliff.

As he fell through the air, Jack was terrified of what would happen when he hit the water. He closed his eyes and braced for impact, but when he opened them, he was surprised to find himself submerged in the crystal clear water, surrounded by the most beautiful fish he had ever seen.

Feeling safe and free, Jack swam to the shore and lay there to catch his breath. But he soon realized that there was so much more to see and explore in this magical world. So he got up and set off on a new adventure, eager to discover all the secrets and wonders that lay ahead.

So if you ever find yourself awake at 2 am with a sudden burst of inspiration, don’t let it go to waste—use it as an opportunity to start your own writing journey. You never know where it might take you.

40 thoughts on “A Writing Journey at 2 am

  1. I like Jack and his magic door… but you should add more to it, and then instead of publishing it online see if you can publish it as children’s fantasy. Or at least, that is what I believe. That is not too hard on your work, is it? I have been told that I am too hard on other people’s work.

    1. Thanks for your feedback, Jennifer! I appreciate your suggestion to expand the story and potentially publish it as a children’s fantasy. It’s always great to hear different perspectives and ideas on how to improve my writing.

    1. Thank you so much, gratzite! It means a lot to me to hear that you enjoyed my story and that you see no end to my imagination. Your comment has inspired me to keep pushing my boundaries and exploring new ideas in my writing. And I’ll definitely check out your story about meeting a dragon on Medium!

  2. Jack and the Magical Door reminds me of the qualities of pure delight: adventure, discovery, courage, wonder, beauty, restful relaxation, spontaneity, living in the moment and curiosity. Thank you

    1. Thank you so much, Dan! Your comment touched me deeply and reminded me of why I love writing children’s stories. I’m thrilled that my story was able to evoke those qualities of pure delight that you mentioned and bring a little bit of joy into your day. It means the world to me to know that my writing resonated with you in such a positive way.

    1. Thank you so much, MissAlanki! Your comment made my day and I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed my story and my writing style. Your encouragement means a lot to me and has inspired me to keep writing and exploring my creativity. Thanks again for your support!

  3. Fantastic graphic & artwork. Supreme 2am cerebral acuity! Simple innocence of ‘Jack’s) story is moving. Is it possible that you were perhaps reflecting on time that you were that little boy? Do the kids of this planet a favour and publish (print) all your children’s stories under one ‘Anthology) cover. My only son is still a bachelor, hence I’m not yet a grandma, BUT tell me when the 1st copy is out, and I’ll buy one. Namaste.

    1. Thank you so much, Dee and Steve, for your kind words and support! It means the world to me that you enjoyed my story and appreciated the artwork. Your comment about reflecting on my own childhood while writing Jack’s story is spot on, and I’m thrilled that you picked up on that. I love your idea of an anthology of children’s stories, and I will definitely keep you posted on any future publishing plans. Thank you for your encouragement and enthusiasm! Namaste.

  4. Haha….my golden hour is 5am. Everything is quiet and the day is full of possibilities!

    Enjoyed reading your story, Sebastian. I just returned from Bali – snorkeling at Amed and can totally relate to your wonderful story!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Harshi! I’m glad you enjoyed the story and can relate to the sense of possibility that comes with a golden hour. And how wonderful that you were able to go snorkeling in Bali━I hope it was an amazing experience!

  5. Awesome! I am thing King You are a natural children’s author because children have much better Imagine-nations than grown ups, and still believe in Magic. I’m also a night owl and find that all of My best Ideas come to Me in the wee hours of the morning, keeping Me up even later because I have to get them out. Thanks for sharing, great post!

    1. Thank you so much, Sean! Your comment means a lot to me. Writing for children is truly a passion of mine, and I love tapping into the imagination and wonder that comes so naturally to them. And I couldn’t agree more━there’s something about the late-night hours that seems to inspire creativity and magic. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for your support!

  6. I am a heavy sleeper… Sometimes I have bursts of I inspiration while I am showering.

    1. Thank you for sharing, Rubens! It’s interesting how inspiration can strike us at unexpected moments, even during our daily routines like showering. It just goes to show that creativity can come from anywhere and anytime, and it’s important to always keep an open mind and be ready to capture those moments of inspiration.

  7. Sebastian, thanks for sharing this wistful post! I totally relate, and I hope that maturity will help me show up to myself when I have those inspirations. No sloth here!

    1. Thank you, Emily! I appreciate your comment and I’m glad you could relate to my post. It’s never too late to start showing up for ourselves and our creativity. Let’s keep pushing through any sloth-like tendencies and bring our inspirations to life!

    1. Thank you for your enthusiasm, Tom! Writing about Jack’s adventures has been a wonderful journey for me, and I’m excited to continue sharing his story with readers like you. Stay tuned for more of Jack’s thrilling and magical adventures!

  8. I woke up at 4am, my favourite writing time, for the first time in weeks. I didn’t fight the urge but got up right away. The words came flooding out, as well as plot iseas for my novel “The Broken Doll. Great minds eh? Love your story. Keep it going!

    1. That’s great to hear, Brian! I’m glad my story resonated with you and that you were able to find inspiration in your early morning writing session. Keep chasing your writing dreams and bringing your stories to life. Best of luck with “The Broken Doll”!

    1. Thank you, Russell! I completely agree – there’s something magical about those quiet hours of the morning that seem to invite creative inspiration. I’m glad you enjoyed the story and appreciate your kind words.

    1. I couldn’t agree more, Histrionica Butterfly! There’s something special about those early hours of the morning when the world is quiet, and the mind is free to wander and create. It’s when the most unexpected and beautiful ideas can come to life on the page. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.

  9. Very nice story. Thanks for sharing it with the world, along with all your other great writing.

    Also, thank you for the wonderful inspiratiion. Several times, I have woken up with some idea I thought would make a terrific story. However, except for one or two times, I usually do not get up and write my idea down. Instead, I tell myself that I need to write it down first thing in the morning, only to kick myself for forgetting what the idea was.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Steve. I’m glad my writing has been a source of inspiration for you. As writers, we know all too well the struggle of capturing those fleeting moments of inspiration. I encourage you to keep a notepad by your bed and jot down your ideas as soon as they come to you, no matter what time it is. Don’t let those moments slip away! Keep writing and creating.

  10. Hola y gracias por el articulo. Si, la maravillosa musa puede golpear a tu puerta a cualquier hora. Y si la desprecias, se va a a casa de al lado. Forza!!!

    1. Gracias por tus palabras, Mario. Tienes toda la razón, la musa puede ser muy caprichosa y si no la atendemos, se irá en busca de alguien más dispuesto a escucharla. ¡A seguir creando y forza siempre!

  11. Ideas in the middle of the night are well worth writing down, but it has to be done immediately, then when you return to the notes in the morning those great ideas are all there waiting for you still. I can never remember an idea if I say “I’ll remember that in the morning”! Nice research and writing.

    1. Thank you, Piers! I couldn’t agree more. Those late-night inspirations can be fleeting, so it’s crucial to capture them right away. I’ve learned the hard way that trying to remember them in the morning usually doesn’t work out. Keep on writing!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Sam! I’m glad you enjoyed the story and the graphics. Writing fiction allows me to explore my creativity and imagination, and I’m happy to share it with others.

  12. I completely agree about not wasting that inspiration. I receive songs in my dreams and record them into my phone as soon as wake up or they become a vapor. I loved your story. I could picture it…. It would make a great series. Kids love to ask questions so if you do get to read it to a little one, they’ll probably give you more to write about. I’m also a children’s author, so I have an even greater appreciation for this post. Blessings!

    1. Thank you, Marlene! It’s always great to hear from another creative soul who knows the value of capturing those fleeting moments of inspiration. And I love your idea of turning this story into a series━maybe one day I’ll get to see it on bookshelves! Your kind words and encouragement mean a lot. Best wishes on your own writing journey!

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