Writing – A Sacred Adventure

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

We are on an adventure called life. From the day we are born until God calls us home, we are given special interests that define our purpose and mold our personalities. Writing is our sacred adventure.

Writers share a special path because we’ve been gifted with the creative skill of releasing words to the world. We invest our time, effort, and often money to improve our craft.

We all long to push aside the pressures of the world and simply allow our imaginations to reach new heights. It’s what we do and who we are.

I treasure all the components of writing and the publishing world: learning, editing, listening, observing, attending conferences, teaching enthusiastic writers, trying new techniques, accepting the challenge of social media and managing time. How amazing to wake each new morning and look forward to what the day presents. Satisfaction fuels us to try harder, be a better writer, and amaze readers with an unusual and memorable story.

I wish the same contentment, gratification, and pride for you.

  • Some of us may be fortunate to have more free time than others.
  • Others of us must carve out time from a busy schedule.
  • Some of us may be multi-talented.
  • Others remain laser-focused in a particular area.
  • All of us have much to share with the world and must never forget our sacred adventure.

How do you approach your gift of writing?

DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian Fiction books of 2014.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Suspense Sister, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference with social media specialist Edie Melson. She teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.

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9 thoughts on “Writing – A Sacred Adventure

  1. DiAnn,
    Thank you for giving me the proper perspective to approach my work. There are many aspects of writing I really enjoy – learning, networking with other writers, researching. But I tend to stress out over the writing. Not long ago I heard someone (I think Rick Warren) suggest that we change the way we look at our responsibilities. Instead of saying, “I HAVE to…” say “I get to…” I need to remember that, and enjoy “getting” to have this sacred adventure of writing instead.

    • Thank you, Marilyn, for sharing how to reduce the stress factor. I will remember those words of wisdom!

  2. Hi DiAnn, thank you for the wonderful post. Our journey truly is sacred and one meant to be shared. I approach my gift of writing by seeing the story I have to tell as originating from God. When I view it as his story, one that he allowed me to be a part of, I see that it must be told.

    Thank you for reminding me that it should. I can’t wait to meet you at the conference.