Today I head to Dallas for the American Christian Fiction Writers’ National Conference. I am so excited about many aspects of this conference.
First, it’s the only conference that focuses exclusively on fiction. Since that's what I write, it's a good place to be.
Second, at it’s opening session last year, I received my very first book contract. I will never forget that experience. And can't wait to watch someone else get that blessing this year.
Third, God has used the people in ACFW to train me to be a writer. I’d read a ton before joining. I’d even read craft books on how to write. But it was in ACFW that I learned what terms of art like POV (point of view) meant. I still remember going to my first state meeting and wondering at the strange terms I kept hearing. It was like another language.
Fourth, I’m excited to get to serve. This will be my first conference as a national board member. Plus, I will serve as a workshop hostess again and work a shift in the bookstore.
Fifth, I actually get to teach a bit at this conference. I love to teach, so am THRILLED to get to share some of what I’ve learned. One of the times is on a panel with several of my writing buds, so it should be fun.
So if you don't hear a lot from me this week...you know why. And if you're interested in following what's happening at the conference, check out the ACFW Conference blog.
So to share my joy, I'm launching my give away books spree. I've got some great ones, but today, I'm starting with copies of John Aubrey Anderson's third installment in the Black and White Chronicles And If I Die. I can't wait to read this one, because my husband loved this series! He said it has the best integrated spiritual thread in any series that he's read. And those of you who know Eric know he is at least as discriminating in his book taste as I am. To learn more about the book, click here.
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