ACFW 2016 Recap

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Wow. I can’t believe ACFW 2016 has come and gone. This year’s American Christian Fiction Writers’ conference, in particular, was a thrilling ride. While this conference marked the fourth one I’d attended, it was my first ACFW conference as a Genesis double-finalist. I didn’t win in my categories, but I was so blessed and honored to have my work recognized …

ACFW 2016: 15 Tips for a Fabulous Conference

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The American Christian Fiction Writers’ 2016 conference countdown is on! In less than a week, while my husband holds down the fort, I’ll join six hundred or so fellow writers in Nashville for ACFW’s annual conference. Oh, my word—I’m so excited! As in years past, I’ll caravan with a great group of ladies from MozArks, our local ACFW chapter. There’s nothing more …

New Horizons

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Well, it finally happened. It’s a new horizon. Baby bird flew the nest. Last Friday, we packed up both vehicles and trekked a little farther south to our daughter’s home away from home for the next four years. (Just saying that seems surreal.) Despite the sweltering ninety-seven degree temperature and some good, ol’ Ozarks humidity thrown in, we tackled this life change …

The Day I’ve Dreaded…but It’s All Good

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  Ahh, my friend. The day I’ve dreaded is almost here…but it’s all good. Really. Since last year I’ve prepped for the BIG DAY. I’ve drunk my weight in coffee. Consumed chocolate. Read books. I’ve prayed and trusted and cried a little, too. I’ve pulled up my Mama big girl pants and resolved to do this thing. This thing. Letting …

ACFW Conference Countdown

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As of today we are nineteen days out from the national ACFW conference! Wow. Thrilled! How did it sneak up so fast? Despite the busyness just now (my father recovering, baby bird flying the nest), I’m anticipating one of my favorite writing conferences of the year, and counting down the days until I see old friends and new in Nashville. …

Summer of Change

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Like weather patterns, seasonal shifts are part of the writing life. Some seasons are warm and colored with joy. Other seasons are rainy and unsettled. Over our way, we’re in a season of quandaries and busyness. In fact, most of the summer has been filled with what-ifs and moving forward, despite some uncertainty. It’s been a summer of change. My daddy hasn’t …

When Writers Grow Up

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As a child, I remember being a rather philosophical thinker. I thought about deep things. What made the sky blue? How did roosters know when it was time to crow? Were there really pots of gold beneath rainbows? Why were some folks wealthy and others poor? I pondered the more simple quandaries, too. How come the Avon lady only visited our home during lunchtime? Would …

Warm Fuzzy Wednesday

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Are you as weary with the day-to-day news events as I am? Goodness gracious me, it’s enough to drive me to my coffee pot. Thank heaven for this good, ol’ Ozarks’ heat and humidity otherwise the caffeine might just send me over the edge. Today I’ll just stick with my iced tea and chocolate. Cheers! *clink* Over the next few …

ACFW Conference Prep

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Today, we’re approximately five and a half weeks out from the annual American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) conference. I’m excited! While there have been some highs and lows this summer, I’m so grateful for God’s watchcare and provision. As always, I’m reminded of blessings I sometimes take for granted. Like for instance—reliable transportation, a comfortable home, good health, and a …

And the Countdown Is On!

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Oh, my goodness. The days are rushing by at warp speed. Thanks so much for extending grace as I’ve stepped back from blogging for a time. Update My father continues to recover from his tumble a few weeks ago, though it’s been an odyssey. After Daddy’s fall, he spent several days in the neuro trauma ICU. The last few weeks, …