by Sarah Tun
We reap what we sow. Isn’t that right?
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.
- 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’d join, 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?
- 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 email it to me, Sarah, or send it to Gina).
- 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 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 congregation (for lack of a better word) which 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 should 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…