Sunday, September 25, 2005

I'm A Slug...

Oh, Heather will just love this one! I title this blog in honor of our mutual sluggishness. We've come back from conference happy, but fried! And not the Kentucky variety.

Conference was fantastic. Made some great connections with some of the most fastastic people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I am truly honored. And I'm already planning for next year's ACFW conference. Best week of my life, guys!

So, now the challenge is coming down from the mountain back to everyday life. I don't want to! Just being in the midst of so many Christian writers, unified in worship and purpose—what a glimpse of heaven that was.

Now the wait begins. I would love for something to develop from this conference—an agent, a book contract—but mostly I think I'm pleased to see God moving ever so softly. I prayed He'd be at the center of all I did and do. He kept my focus on a Him all weekend and ever since.

I walked away with such confidence of the path I'm on, the assurance that God is working in me, and closer connections to people I'm proud to call friends.

My amazing crit group got solidified with the addition of one new member. Welcome to the nutty group, Ron! I am so deeply blessed to have Ronie, Robin, and Ron to work with. And, no, I stopped my plans to change my name so it would start with an R. I will just have to settle with being unique to the group.

Stay tuned for more. Things are just starting to heat up.

Ciao!

2 comments:

Heather Diane Tipton said...

I'm so glad that you walked away with such confidence! I prayed that this conference would turn somethings around for you. I'm so glad you were able to go and that I had the great joy of getting to meet you!

"I will just have to settle with being unique to the group."

Oh honey you are unique. With the exception of Ron, I got to know the rest of your group a little and I most say they (and you) are the uniquest group I've ever had the pleasure to be around. You are truly blessed.

Camy Tang said...

I walked away with such confidence of the path I'm on, the assurance that God is working in me, and closer connections to people I'm proud to call friends.

Same for me. I'm so glad we're both in our San Jose group. Knowing you has been such a blessing to my writing and the rest of my life.

Camy