This week I leave for the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Dallas, Texas. I’ve attended different conferences in recent years, but this will be my first time at this one. I’m told by those who traveled before me that the ACFW conference is much more intense than others, the business atmosphere palpable.
But I also know that these conferences are a time to regroup, spend time in worship with other Christians and to make new friends from around the world. One woman is traveling here from New Zealand, another from Australia. My roommate is coming from Michigan. Imagine a group of seven hundred people coming together with one focus—to write better books for people to read. Talk about a powerhouse!
Classes and workshops run all day with our special speaker—Michael Hyatt—every afternoon. Hyatt has written four books. One stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for seven months. He has spent most of his career in the book publishing industry, most recently as the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest book publisher in the United States. He still serves as the company’s Chairman. He now devotes most of his time to writing and speaking. I’m looking forward to hearing the man speak and learning from his wealth of experience.
My blog will return at the end of the month. Until then, I’ll be practicing my Texan—y’all have a good week, y’hear?
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” Philippians 1:3