I took off Wednesday to Dallas to attend my first ACFW Conference. Even though I wasn’t pitching anything at this conference (pitching is where you try to “sell” your manuscript to an agent or editor), I was more nervous than I have ever been for a conference.
Thursday morning, I stepped off the elevator, saw all the people, and stepped right back on and hid in my room for an hour. I was intimidated! But I couldn’t hide forever. The classes were about to begin and I had paid good money to come here. So I straightened my shoulders and went back down.
And I’m so glad I did. I met friends I have known on the internet for years, met new friends, learned some great stuff, and ate really, really well (dessert at lunch and dinner, yes please!). But instead of writing more about my experience at the ACFW Conference, I am going to post pictures (since pictures are suppose to be worth a thousand words). Enjoy!
At the end of the conference, I had the privilege of accepting the Carol Award in the speculative category for my friend and fellow Marcher Lord Press author, Steve Rzasa, for his book Broken Sight . Now I’m heading home, my head filled with ideas and my heart full of friends. Thank you everyone!