Saturday, June 30, 2007

My ACFW Memories

Hi, y'all! I've talked about the amazing opportunities of ACFW Conference coming up in September in Dallas--the classes, presenters, apppointments, etc. Today, I thought I'd share some personal memories with you, so those who've never been can see a more intimate side to the conference. Here are but a couple.

Nashville--"meeting" my CPs in person! Hugs galore! Meeting my mentor in person and realizing she's as amazing face-to-face as over email. Getting to "meet" Colleen's "girls" and being in awe of them and enjoying getting to know them. Having a blast with the perfect roomie-Pam, who didn't mind me waking her up LATE or EARLY, depending upon how you look at it. Placing in the Noble Theme--wow, that was pretty awesome. Sitting on my balcony with Camy and finding out she's so much more than a loud asian chick! LOL Getting hugs from Lena. Connecting with Heather, who's now one of my beloved cps. Flying from Chicago with Stuart and learning those sci-fi people aren't ALL that weird! LOL Tiff's slippers. Being prayed over by some amazing warriors assigned for that purpose. Seeing Rachel Hauck and being too scared to speak to her. Hello? PRESIDENT! LOL Hearing the worship band and having chills race down my spine. Learning to survive editor/agent appointments without passing out. Wishing I'd gone to the EB, come in a day early, stay a day later.

Dallas--getting to see my cps and mentor again. Except Ron, who didn't come! Bummer! Getting to stay with my roomie again, despite her almost not making it because of the hurricane hitting MS. Laughing at Kris' shoe issue. More hugs from Lena. Tiff's slippers-AGAIN. LOL The EB session with Deb & Colleen.....that's a memory all unto itself and I'm not sharing! LOL Starbucks in the hotel! WOO HOO. Ane and Dineen's table dancing-don't ask! LOL PRAYER ROOM. Seeing Cheryl win in the Genesis. Placing in the Genesis. Presenting the BTY awards! Not being afraid to speak to Rachel this year. LOL Getting to meet more people. Did I mention the prayer room? Laughing poolside with Dineen, Ronie, Heather, and Camy. Meeting "Kat" poolside.

These are just ones off the top of my head! There's so many more, some I'm not willing to share. You'll have to attend ACFW Conference and experience the magic yourself. You won't be sorry. If you're trying to make the decision, don't wait. Sign up NOW. Go to the website and look at the conference page! Trust me, it'll be something you keep for a lifetime!

Now, I'll be blogging July 11th and 12th.....with interviews of an editor and agent attending the ACFW conference and taking appointments. Come back and hear what they have to say about conference, from their perspective! You don't want to miss that!See you then!


CHickey said...

Thanks for the insight!

Heather Diane Tipton said...

I'm so thankful for Nashville and being able to connect with you, you've grown to be one of my most cherished friends and I love ya!

Com'on September!

Ane Mulligan said...

One day, Dineen and I will probably get asked about that. I think I'll use your comment. Don't ask. LOL

Nashville was my first ACFW conference and I remember seeing you and thinking about the cute gal who reminded me of Morticia Addams. ROFLOL

Well, the long black hair did it, plus you have to admit Carolyn Whatshername is a beautiful woman.

Dineen A. Miller said...

Oh yeah, I like Ane's comment. Don't. Ask. LOLOLOLOL!

Girl, you bless me more than I could ever tell you. So glad we've gotten closer over the last two years, and I look forward to many more years of friendship. God is good!