Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Preparing the Way

Almost three years ago, I joined a writers group called the American Christian Romance Writers. Shortly after that, they became the American Christian Fiction Writers. Until that time I'd only attended one secular writers conference and had unsuccessfully attempted to find my footing in a couple of local writer's groups.

After joining this amazing organization, I found an incredible core group of writers who have not only become my critique partners, but my closest friends. They get my writing. They get me. I've grown leaps and bounds in my writing and in my faith since knowing these amazing people. I now also have a superb agent who believes in my work and is determined to see my latest story published. None of this would have been possible without joining this incredible organization of talented writers and authors, and attending the conferences.

Which brings me to the point of this post. September 20th marks the beginning of the 2007 ACFW Conference. If you want to meet other writers, learn and grow in the craft of writing, and make connections in the publishing industry, then I encourage you to attend. This year's theme is "Preparing the Way." That's not a boast, but a truth. If you want to write and work in the industry, the conference is a must.

This year will be my third time attending, and I can't wait to see what God has in store this year. I've come to expect nothing specific and anything amazing. I hope you'll consider attending and begin preparing the way for your own writing journey.

4 comments:

:-)Ronie said...

Oh, I love that--"I've come to expect nothing specific and anything amazing." How perfect! I'm so there with you. It'll be nice for us to be there, being agented and just enjoying the conference. How wonderful!

M. C. Pearson said...

Sounds like a great time. I went to the Philly Conference last August where I met Bryan Davis. He has been such a help with my writing.

Wish I could go to this one too. Not enough mulah though. But you are right. Writer Conferences are the way to get published!

CHickey said...

I'll see you there!

Robin Caroll said...

I can't wait to go! All the planning and organizing has left me totally excited about conference this year. Aside from all the great classes and opportunities, I can't wait to just hang out and laugh with all my buddies!

Come on, September!