Reaping and Sowing

by Sarah Tun

We reap what we sow. Isn’t that right? Here at Authors Community it is easy to reap first from the great blog posts, and newsletters, and even from eBookChristian.com. Those are all free right into our inbox.

Jesus said some seeds yielded one hundred fold, sixty fold, and thirty fold. That’s a lot of fruit and perhaps we all are not reaping everything we possibly can if all we are doing is reaping the surface stuff.

So here’s how I encourage us all, myself included, to pour into Authors Community in order to reap what we need from it.

Writing is, generally speaking, a solitary experience. Here at Authors Community, we are a collective of individuals, accustomed to working primarily alone, but learning to tap into the blessing we can receive by connecting with others.

Let’s pursue that diligently, and earnestly this week, in three steps.

  1. Consider: “Why did I join?” Perhaps it was to network, or to get writing or marketing tips. Perhaps because you know someone involved, you decided to join because of his or her endorsement. Certainly that’s what got me started! Or perhaps you’re not quite sure why you joined, but you were hopeful Authors Community would give something to your career that you need. If you’ve received, will you share about it? If you haven’t, could it be because you’ve not sown into it?
  2. Once you have an idea of why you joined, how about making a contribution of your time (and wordsmith gift) by posting a blog post about your aims, frustrations, successes, challenges… or confirmation that you are quite simply on the course or road the LORD has put you on and now, step-by-step, you’re discovering your destiny (you can send it if you’re not sure where to post it: laruspress@gmail.com or send it in to Gina@authorscommunity.net).
  3. Can’t think of what to share? Can you ask your questions on the Forum, or offer an answer to someone else’s question? By the way: What is the Fellowship Forum? It is the chat room or discussion place on the Authors Community site where you can air your concerns, queries, and questions about your work or life as a writer, and all its nuances.

When we get involved, we are sowing into our work and that of others. Then we will reap — receive, benefit, harvest from that involvement.

Soon we will start a regular live face-face-to-face group meeting as part of the Forum. We’ll meet to discuss a particular topic posted in advance, or several; we can pray into the industry and share our experiences so that others can benefit and be encouraged. Difficulties are just as valuable as achievements and breakthroughs. But we need a fellowship that meets to bring together all of our experiences and makes us a stronger, more connected group. AC is not just for today, but for the future… a future where many obstacles can be faced and overcome. Together we’re stronger. Let’s sow so we can reap all that the Father has for us. He doesn’t work alone, and neither should we:)

GOD BLESS the work of your hands…

Sarah Tun is a narrator for audio books and videos, a story coach, and a developmental editor. You can contact her at the email address in the body of this post or use our Request Services form.

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7 thoughts on “Reaping and Sowing”

  1. Thanks for a great post, Sarah. I learned a long time ago that if you sow one row of corn you reap one row of corn, but if you sow a thousand rows of corn, you reap a thousand rows of corn. In the parable of the sower, the sower threw seed everywhere on every inch of ground. If we just sow seed where we think it will grow, we probably won’t reap much.

    1. I’m a real newbie here but eager to learn how the rest of you are managing in the Writer’s World. My ‘one row of corn’ has produced a few cobs now if I can only learn how to multiply them!

      1. It is hard work. Tom’s marketing videos are very helpful. This is not for the faint-hearted though. When you know you are in GOD’s will, you will put one foot in front of the other… You know:)

      2. I know how you feel. It’s hard to market our books on our own. At Authors Community we can meet other authors and help each other to promote our books. Share posts you have made of your book with another author for them to share on their social media. You do the same for them. By doing this you will share on a much larger platform than all by yourself.

        No one author can write enough books to satisfy the reading world. We need to work together and share each other’s books and knowledge. By doing this we will all benefit.

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