Friday, September 10, 2010

Conference Time





I can't believe the ACFW Conference is next weekend. I'm a big ball of excitement and nerves.

I'm nervous about...

1. Being away from my family. I haven't gotten to see my husband enough lately because he has been traveling a lot, and it's always difficult for me to be away from my son.
2. Pitching my YA novel to agents. I was hoping I would have it completely edited by the time conference rolled around, but that didn't happen. I'm still going to take my opportunity to meet with some agents face-to-face.
3. Overcoming my introverted ways so that I can network and meet a lot of new people.

I'm excited about...

1. The fact that it's going to be like a mini vacation for this mommy.
2. Being around so many people who are passionate about writing.
3. Soaking in all of the knowledge and advice I possibly can.

Who's going? I can't wait to meet you.

17 comments:

  1. You will have a wonderful time! I wish I was going! It sounds like a huge party where you can meet all of the blogger friends we have made:) Enjoy and post about it. Don't be shy either as there are many more like you there:))

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  2. Sounds exciting and hopefully lots of new connections will be made. Enjoy!!! :O)

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  3. Julie,

    Can't wait to meet you! I'm excited about using the restroom without someone asking me to get them some Goldfish.

    Oh, and of course meeting other writers, learning a ton, etc.!
    ~ Wendy

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  4. I hope you have a great time at the conference, Julie! I've never been to one but I really would like to one day. You'll have to tell us all about it :)

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  5. Julie,
    I'll see you there!! It'll be SO much fun!!! :)

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  6. Have a great time! Can't wait to hear about it.

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  7. I SO wish I was going! It falls my sons b-day and I can't miss that. But next year!!!

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  8. Sounds fabulous! Have a great time and enjoy the break. As a mom, I KNOW you deserve it. :)

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  9. You are going to have a magnificent time! You're little boy will have fun time with Daddy, too, so don't worry, just enjoy!

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  10. Woot! Have fun girl! Can't wait to hear all about it. :-)

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  11. Woohoo! I'm always so scared when I travel, but I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun and learn many wonderful things! :)

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  12. Another wish from me for a great time. It is hard to be away from family, but you will come back re-freshed and appreciative, I'm sure!

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  13. How exciting, Julie!

    I hope to be able to go next year.

    Have a great time and best of luck pitching your YA!

    Sue

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  14. I'll be there. Look forward to meeting you, Julie! :)

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  15. Ah, I won't be there but I'm super excited for you! Enjoy your mini vacation! It's so fun to stand among people who share your passion. :)

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  16. Good luck! I look forward to hearing about your experience at the conference!

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