Currently I am enjoying a book by J. Brent Bill in my devotional reading each morning titled, Sacred Compass. Brent is a Quaker and it is encouraging me in practicing the presence of God and listening for His leading.
In a chapter titled, ‘Lives that Speak’, he reminds us that our paths so seldom run in a straight line to God, but more of an “over the spiritual river and through the Holy woods as to our Father’s house we go”.
I often hear various stories of path changes from writers when I receive their proposals for review:
“I took time off from my writing to raise three daughters and bury a son.”
“I recently retired and my husband agrees it is time to attend to my muse.”
“A move to a larger house has finally provided me a home office where I can now write to my heart’s content.”
What turns have taken place in your writing journey? Were they planned or a surprise?