ACFW Conference - Sept 20-23 Dallas
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I am so excited about the 2007 ACFW Conference! I've attended the last two, but this will be my first going as an agented author. That's a glorious feeling. Oh--speaking of which--or whom--my fabulous agent STEVE LAUBE let me interrogate...er, I mean interview him regarding his experience, advice, and thoughts on the ACFW Conference. That will be posted tomorrow, so be sure to come back!!
(John Olson & me)In 2006, I vowed not to make that same mistake. So, I went and reminded myself I was there to learn, to fellowship, to grow as a writer, and to have a blast! Due to a change with agent appointments, I only ended up with one appointment--Andy Meisenheimer. I was his first-ever conference pitch (I also hold that title with the lovely Amanda Bostic, a beautiful person I now count as a friend)! Andy's a great guy--and funny. If you have an appointment with him, you'll love it!
Some totally *awesome* things at this conference were hanging with my crit partners, getting a huge hug from Amanda, meeting my buddy and advocate John Olson face-to-face, but most of all, sitting at the dinner table with Steve Friday night and talking about my book he'd *just* rejected (no, I never did mention how he'd crushed me LOL). Together we realized there was a misconception about an integral aspect of the story, and I can readily admit that part of that error was mine--in the wording I had used. But that conversation opened the door for me to rewrite my ending and send him the full again. Four months later, I got THE CALL from THE Steve Laube. LOL :-D
This year, I'm looking forward to volunteering, meeting Steve as his CLIENT, hugging new/old friends, meeting up and brainstorming with my buddy again, making new friends, and just being a writer. A weird, psychotic writer. LOLOL Oh, come--aren't we all???
I thought I'd post some more pictures of my previous conference experiences. Enjoy--and don't forget STEVE LAUBE'S INTERVIEW TOMORROW!!