So... I'm late posting this but my valid excuse is that I'M ON VACATION!!!! So I'm sure you'll forgive me:-)
Saturday dawned bright and early, and that's when the nerves began, including churning stomach, shaky fingers, and plenty of deep breathing exercises. Agent/Editor appointments are not my forte, and my two were scheduled that day.
I skipped out on morning worship/devotions because my stomach was not cooperating... and I'm HIGHLY disappointed in that since everyone said how GOOD it was. I also missed half of the Continuing ed session with SMW and RH because I had my first, *gulp*, appointment.
It went well, and I was invited to send a proposal and sample chapters. WOOHOO for that.
Lunch was yummy (roast beef croissant sandwich, YUM YUM!) and then I skipped yet ANOTHER worship (was not happy as it was one I really wanted to go to!) but alas, I had another appointment. And that one went REALLY well. It was with an agent and she said she was definitely interested, and I was invited to mail my full manuscript to her. YEAH!!!
Went to the last workshop with Camy Tang on the Heroine/Hero journey, and got some great materials to take with me for reference. Then, it was off to the booksigning. Here are some fun pictures from the signing!
Christina Berry and I... normal.
And... now us as SUPER SPY WOMEN!
THEN it was time for the banquet! Congrats, btw, to all the winners/finalists!!! You all rock! (list of winners can be found at Cathy's blog ... I'm too lazy to type it out myself!) And GRRRR I accidentally deleted the ONLY pictures of Scott and I at the banquet together. I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT! If anyone else took one of just us, let me know!!! I want it!!
I wanted to get a silly picture of Jody... but this is as silly as I got!!! Next time, Jody... I'm SO making you climb a tree! *grin*
Katie and I.... Seriously, I'm really not THAT short!
Jeannie and Erika.
Jessica with her yummy dessert!
Avily Jerome, Lynn Rush, and yours truly!
Me with MY dessert.
The blogger group! Jody, Katie, Jessica, Jeannie, Reanne (HELP! Not sure if I got that name right... in fact am SURE I got it wrong. Someone correct me!), Eileen, Krista (me), and Cathy.
Jeannie in the corner... For shame, for shame!
Sunday morning was sad, saying final goodbyes. But then Scott and I had a blast riding the train downtown, then coming back, taking a MUCH needed nap, then walking to dinner/movie about a mile away, praying that it wouldn't rain during our walk. God is good... it only sprinkled!
Here are a bunch of fun misc. pics...
Hubby and me downtown in front of Union Station.
The hazy mountains!
Erica and Genesis award winning Lisa!
ACFW president Cynthia Ruchti.
Keynote speaker and author Debbie Macomber.
Early bird session with Agent and author Donald Maass
Cara and Annalisa
picture of the atrium at the hotel
Next year... INDIANAPOLIS here we come!!!