For many consecutive years, both as a pre-published and newly published writer, I attended the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Conference. However, it has now been many years that I haven’t. Honestly, I can’t even remember the last time I went. But 2023 will be different, because I’ve registered to attend!
Why go back again? For one thing, I miss my writer friends. I don’t know who will be there, exactly, but I need that fellowship with other fiction writers. But I wouldn’t be able to justify the time and expense for just that. So I let myself look at the workshop offerings. Two in particular caught my attention. First, the early bird with Donald Maas. I took one of those with him eons ago, and I always find all his writing books helpful. Second, a continuing track taught by my friend Tracy Higley on how to run your writing life from an entrepreneurial perspective. I love Tracy. And I know that her topic is one of my great weaknesses.
All those things combined to make me take the plunge. I’m excited, even though August is still a long ways off. But I have a summer of fun things to distract me until then.
I thought I’d leave you with a few of my ACFW memories. (Warning: they are sparse! We are temporarily out of our house at the moment and I think many of my pictures were physical, not digital! But here’s what I found.)
Writing friends, will I see you there?
WENDY J HILL
Just wanted you to know I picked up the Tolkien/Lewis book you recommended. Can’t wait to read it. Also, I mentioned you in my recent blog post about writers and writers conferences. You can find it here: http://ofbooksandboys.blogspot.com/2023/05/mid-month-mention-writers-and-writers.html
Thank you for the mention, Wendy! I feel so honored! I hope you enjoy the book. I’m still thinking about things I read in it. 🙂