ACFW here I come

Well, I just had to share my news, cause I’m tickled down to my toenails.

Last night, my roommate and I ordered our plane tickets – the LAST thing we needed to secure our plans for the ACFW conference in Indianapolis. Yes, that’s right. My VERY first American Christian Fiction Writers Conference. I can’t tell you how excited I am.

I registered for the conference in June.

Secured the hotel the first week of July.

And now…plane tickets are a GO.

It’s a very real opportunity. Yipee kiyay!!

Why am I so excited? Well, here are a few reasons.

I’ll get to meet the SEEKERS!!!!! (waving to Julie, Mary, Tina, Ruthy, Janet, Myra, Camy, Cheryl…and all the other wonderful ladies at Seekerville)

I’ll get to dress up (Woohoo, banquet on Sunday night)

I’ll get to celebrate with the winners of the Carol Award (btw, 4 of my FAVORITE authors have finaled for this award in the Historical genre- you know who you are)

I’ll glean from all the great lectures and encouragement of being with other writers.

I might even get time to…write. I know, that might be pushing the possiblities a bit too far 😉

AND (drumroll please)

I’ll get to SLEEP!!! can you believe it? Three full nights without little people interruptions. I LOOOOOVE my kids, but oh my, what a treat to get an entire bed for an entire night. This may sound like a small celebration to some of you, but for those with kids (especially more than two with ages VERY close together) you know what I’m talkin’ about here 🙂

What a wonderful blessing and honor. I can’t wait.

And Mary, Julie, Janet, Myra, Deeanne, Laura, Cathy, Helen, Melanie…and so many other wonderful authors…

I reserve the write…er….right to get a hug and give a hug to each of you. So don’t be too afraid with this southern chic, with freckles and a somewhat insane look in her eyes, comes up to you. It’s probably me.

Are you going to ACFW? What are some of your favorite things about writers conferences?

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24 thoughts on “ACFW here I come

    1. Oh Jan Marie,
      I hope you can go. I’m not all that sure what to expect, but if it’s a place full of friends-to-be-met – then it HAS to be good 🙂

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  1. Morning, Dr. Pepper:) Can’t wait to meet you in person! You’ve become so dear to me online that it will be a real treat in person. Get ready to have your socks knocked off. This is quite a conference!!

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    1. Oh Laura,
      You are SOOOO sweet. I plan to ‘run into you’ more than once, if you can handle a little stalker. How’s that work for you?

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  2. Well, honey, there’s certainly going to be a lot more PEP in this year’s conference with you there, girl!! Soooo can’t wait to meet you, too, although I feel like we’ve known each other forever!

    And it will be SO great to meet Regina, Jan and Edwina, too, NOT TO MENTION two of my favorite authors, Melanie Dickerson and Laura Frantz!! WHOO-HOO … it’s gonna be FUN!!

    HUGS,
    JULIE

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    1. Oh Jules,
      You’re punny 😉
      I grin every time I think about getting to meet you. And yes, I feel like I’ve known you forever too. In fact, as much as I’ve talked about you to my mom, she thinks she knows you too 😉

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  3. I’ll be there, of course (I’m teaching, how could I miss it???)—I’ll be the one running around giving lie to the fact that I’m actually a huge introvert, because I’ll be running around trying to talk to EVERYONE at the conference. A tall order in two and a half days when there’ll be something like 600 people there!

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    1. Oh boy, Kaye.
      I hope I get an opportunity to ‘see’ you in Nashville before September, but my plans did an unexpected twist. I’m still trying to work on a trip to Nashville within the next few weeks -maybe!
      If not, I WILL find you in Indy. (sorry, that sounded kind of scary, didn’t it – like “I’ll be back” sort of scary 😉

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  4. Pep, DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERA!!! I seriously need pictures and give Julie a big hug for me (and Laura too!). I wish I were going, BUT all in God’s timing right? Right. Right. Right. Riiiiiiiight.

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    1. Case,
      Don’t you worry. I’ll probably hug Julie and Laura enough for you, me, and each one of the kids that live in my house 🙂
      Camera? Check

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  5. Pepper! So glad you’re coming to Indy. I can’t wait to rush up and claim my hug!

    So, do we all look like our pictures?? heh,heh,heh.
    That’s ALWAYS a surprise, LOL!

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