As an author and spiritual director, Sarah Robinson Flick’s writing evokes a sense of the seasons, sacred places, and the spiritual nature in life. In this series of blogs, Sarah walks us through some of her best writing tips. These tried-and-true pieces of advice for new writers will be highlighted monthly. To learn more about Sarah and her writing, check out her debut memoir, Desire, Mystery, and Belonging, available now on Amazon.
Tip #8: Accept Change
Sometimes we can be surprised by the twists and turns of our writing.
Projects can change and become something different, and this can happen quickly or slowly or maybe not at all.
My experience was that something I started a long time ago was originally a personal journal piece to help me process an anticipated loss and grief. That piece became an essay.
Later it found its way into my first book. That new book itself had an original topic that turned into three different topics braided together and then was distilled back into a new focus and a new structure.
The important thing was to not give up. To not give up on the writing, the project, or on myself as a writer.