So I have the nicest dad ever. No really, stop arguing. I do.
A few months ago, he told me that if I finaled in the Genesis Contest again this year, he would pay my way to the ACFW conference.
I got to work on my manuscripts and entered two - to give me a better chance. The opportunity to attend this awesome conference and get to meet my favorite authors, learn a TON about my craft, PITCH to editors and agents, not to mention go to gorgeous DENVER, CO ... it all depended on whether or not I finaled.
Oh, the pressure!
But ... lo and behold, it happened. And my dad, true to his word, is paying my way.
Needless to say, I am ecstatic. And I've already registered. So now, come September, it's Denver or bust!
I have to admit, besides being ecstatic, I am also a little anxious. I have a lot of work to do in the next few months - making travel arrangements, researching the agents and editors that will be there, and preparing my manuscripts and proposals. Oh, and losing a few pounds would be nice, too.
Because writer's conferences are so instrumental in furthering writing careers and getting new writers one step closer to publication, I have put together a list of some upcoming writer's conferences you may want to consider. Hope you get a chance to attend at least one.
And I wish everyone had a dad as cool as mine.
THANKS, DAD! YOU ROCK!
American Christian Fiction Writers - Denver, CO (September 2009)
Romance Writers of America - Washington, D.C. (July 2009)
FaithWriters - Livonia/Detroit, MI (August, 2009)
Maranatha (Write with Purpose) - Muskegon, MI (September 2009)
Write to Publish - Wheaton, IL (June, 2009)
Glorieta Christian Writers Conference - Near Santa Fe, NM (October, 2009)
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference - Philadelphia, PA (August, 2009)
Writing for the Soul - Denver, CO (February, 2010)
Oregon Christian Writers Summer Coaching Conference - Canby, OR (July, 2009)
St. David's Christian Writing Conference - Grove City, PA (June, 2009)
Kentucky Christian Writers Conference - Elizabeth Town, KY (June, 2009)
Southern Christian Writers Conference - Tuscaloosa, AL (June, 2009)
Festival of Faith & Writing - April, 2010 (Grand Rapids, MI)