This morning I leave for Colorado to attend the American Christian Fiction Writers' Conference. I have to publicly thank my husband for making it possible for me to go financially and logistically. It is no small thing for me to leave this family for a few days and he has been so gracious to let me go off and pursue my dreams while he holds down the fort at home.
I am looking forward to my time at ACFW. I hope to learn a lot and meet new friends in the fiction world. For those of you who have been reading for awhile, you may remember that this past year I took the leap of pursuing my dream to be a fiction writer. While I like writing nonfiction like the book Curt and I did together and the devotions I write for Proverbs, I am most passionate about telling a good story, creating characters and weaving together a plot while immersing the reader into a rich setting. At least, that's the goal. I still have lots to learn about just how to do that... which is why I am making the investment of going to ACFW. I hear the training you receive there is great and have had the conference recommended to me more than once by people I admire. And so, off I go!
I will update you early next week about my time there. Be sure to check my tweets in the sidebar as I plan to be updating twitter while I am gone. In the meantime, I hope you all have a great weekend! See you back here next week!