K is for Christ who sets the standard of integrity.
Let’s be sure that we put our best effort forth so that we earn that pot of gold at the end of our publishing deal! Is our book well-edited and is our printing choice readable? I remember I did one of my first books in point nine font to be sure I could get all my thoughts on the page. Wonderful thoughts, but so tiny that an insect would have trouble deciphering them!
And so, we ask each other questions like this. How do I sell more books? Where can I place my books? Will anyone out there buy my book?
It takes energy to promote your writing. It takes help from friends and it requires keeping up with the current trends. Fellow writers might plan a group giveaway or display. Someone might rent a hall and ask for others to step in and display. Your library might have a reading gig. The choices are endless.
The sad truth is that we have to get our name and our book out so that people see it and want it. For me, this often means giving my books away. What does it hurt? The books are bought and paid for and taking up space under my bed. They might as well do someone some good!
I see my true job not in the writing, but in the sharing of my faith. I can’t do that if I hog my books onto myself and chase the pot of gold instead of the joy of the rainbow.
A grieving spouse gets a gift to The Pregnant Pause of Grief. Conversation with my waitress might result in Short and Sweet, my latest devotional. I want to change lives. I want people to know the Jesus I know.
Don’t gamble on the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, pawning your house against a lucky chance. The time will come when you have to pay up; you’ll be left with nothing but the shirt on your back. (Proverbs 22:26-27, MSG)
Someone calculated the value of a ‘pot of gold’ A large teapot fully filled might hold about 250 ounces of gold or about 400.000.00 dollars’ worth. How does that calculate against a soul for the kingdom?