By the time you read this I will have returned home, but today I am writing this post in a bit of a rush because I’m packing to leave for the American Christian Fiction Writers national conference in Nashville. I’m the world’s most introverted person and am seriously hearing impaired, so conferences take a lot of energy for me, since I have to actively listen and read lips when people are speaking to me and I tend to get overwhelmed in crowds.
Still, attending conferences is important for me as a full-time author. I have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with my agent and editors and discuss my career. I attend classes to further my craft. A writer never stops learning. I meet people in person that I only know from Facebook. I am blessed to be able to spend some time mentoring other writers with critiques and one-on-one appointments. The food is always wonderful and the worship quite literally Divine.
I love to travel, but I’m not a huge fan of flying. I’m not afraid of heights or take-off/landing, but there’s something seriously not right about being imprisoned in a relatively small tube, cramped into a seat without enough room to even stretch my legs. Did I mention I have claustrophobia? So, yeah, window seat for me, thank you. I have to be able to see outside or I’ll have a panic attack. Earphones and The Texas Tenors music helps to calm my nerves. So there’s that.
But I’m not complaining. I am blessed to be able to do what I love most in the world–write stories for my favorite people–
My readers. Love you all!
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