Saturday, October 2, 2010

ACFW Conference Takeaways from a Newbie

1) There ARE other people out there in the world like me. I mean real people, not just people in cyberland.

2) Those real people are amazing, encouraging, and a beautiful representation of the body of Christ.

3) Volunteering pays off. (I made some wonderful new friends AND got requests from both an agent and editor I was scheduled to transport from the airport to the hotel.)

4) The God who gave me my overflowing imagination is the ultimate Storymaker. I'm sure He just sat up in heaven and smiled while I marveled at His creative and awesome ways.

What were your takeaways from the conference?

And for those of you who like pictures, here are a couple photos of me with fellow Indiana members.

(honorary Hoosier Tiffany Colter)

(Melanie Brasher)


  1. Sarah:

    Contrats on runner up. That's a great honor.

  2. Our Indiana chapter is awesome. I met more Indiana ACFW members not yet a part of the chapter, so hopefully they are now connected.

    It was great seeing everyone in person and hopefully we'll all be together again in November.

    Thanks, everyone, for making this a great conference.

    (And congrats, Sarah, on your requests!)

  3. Oooh! I get to see more of your pictures!
    Fun! Isn't Melanie a doll? You and Tiffany too!


  4. It was so good to meet you, Sarah... and other Indiana members as well! Can't wait to connect with the wonderful Indiana writers at local events.

  5. Great seeing you again...and so excited for you!

  6. Kenny - Thanks! And thanks for giving my m/s a read! Your input was invaluable.

    Crystal - How exciting that you recruited new members. The more the merrier!

    Patti - I'll have a picture of the two of us on my blog next week. :-)

    Melanie - How do you like that? Your picture got posted on two blogs? :-)

    Cara - Thanks! I'm still amazed at how WONDERFUL you look for being so far into your pregnancy!

  7. Cara was far into her pregnancy? No fair. I always looked like a blimp at 3 mos!