I think it was about seven years ago that I began the process of recruiting the first team that became the New Authors Fellowship. Around the time my second book published I went into full-time pastoring. That’s the moment I stepped away from NAF.
Back up a couple years before I left NAF and I was talking to my publisher about the options of releasing my first book. Some ideas were tossed around that were tabled because the timing wasn’t right.
What do those two things have in common? Well, the timing is right for one those early ideas and I’m now recruiting a team to make it happen. This could very well be more exciting than NAF! I’m not ready to fully reveal the goings-on, but as any of the original NAF team can tell you, you’ll want to be a part of this ride.
However…this new team will start out much smaller. Only three. Me and two others. The two others have specific responsibilities that I’ll tell you about here.
First, some general qualifications for both of these team members. I’m an out-of-the-box, reinvent-the-wheel, kind of person. You should be too. I’m also pretty tech and artistic media savvy. That kind of thing is going to be very important. Next, I have a definite sensibility when it comes to crafting well-designed stories. I believe a good story is far more than meticulously plotted or full of rich characters. Stories should have something to say and should change a person…and that’s not easy to identify, but it’s something I value. You should feel like you have a similar sensibility. Please peruse my website, look at some of my writing blogs and reviews, and you’ll begin to understand how I think. Finally, I don’t want to take anyone away from other commitments they have to other things. Ideally, I’m looking for excellent (preferably published spec-fic) Christian writers, who are not currently involved with other big writer-world things, and who are ready to do something a little more.
As for the specific roles: I need someone who is a strong editor, and I need someone who is well-versed in social media/marketing.
The success of this venture completely depends on having the right team. I’m willing to wait as long as it takes to find the right people.
Those of you who know me already know exactly where I’m going with this. Don’t give it away too quickly! But yeah…I know just by me posting this recruitment call the cat is out of the bag.
Interested in joining whatever hair-brained idea I might be having? Do not reply to this blog. Send me a direct email. Not going to post it here either. Let this be your first test.