"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it." - Hebrews 13:2



Monday, September 9, 2013

Needing Advice and We Have A Winner...



Happy Monday Everyone!

This week, I will be heading to Indianapolis for the ACFW Conference. I'm excited and nervous all in the same turn. This is my first ACFW conference. I'm prepared - business cards, one sheets, proposals, sample chapters, etc.

I will be pitching my work to editors. Yep, my first time doing that too.

One thing that I'm really looking forward to is meeting Mary Sue Seymour. I'm thrilled to finally meet her in person after nearly two years of connecting mainly online through emails. She is a real gem, and this is one meeting I'm over the moon about.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Have you been to a big writer's conference? Care to share your experience? Have you been to the ACFW Conference? If so, do you have any advice for a first-timer? Any good pitching advice? 

I would love to hear from you!

AND NOW, DRAWN AT RANDOM, THE WINNER OF MELISSA TAGG'S DEBUT NOVEL, MADE TO LAST, IS....

JASMINE A!!!!

Congrats, Jasmine!
I will be getting a hold of you for your address, so Melissa can send you the book.

Have a great week!

Between you, me and the gatepost,

Loree




Psalm 32: 8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.



Coming in October - Look for guest posts by Author, Brandi Boddie on Monday, October 7th

and

Author, Wendy Paine Miller on Monday, October 28th.

12 comments:

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Loree, I'm excited for you! Nope, I've never been to the ACFW or any other writing conference, so unfortunately I won't be able to give you advice. Okay, this is redundant, but I'll say it anyway. Trust God, and have fun. :-) If it's His will for you to land an editor through ACFW, it will happen.

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to Jasmine!

Loree, I love that scripture - it's such an encouragement! Excited that you get to go to the ACFW conference! Will pray that you have a good and productive time! :)

Melissa Tagg said...

Congrats, Jasmine! Hope you enjoy the book. :)

Loree, my advice for the conference is to come find me so I can give you a hug. Haha! But seriously...this will be my fourth ACFW Conference. I love it! Earlier today I read Julie Jarnagin's post about the conference and she talked about being yourself. I think that's just some of the best advice ever. For me, it's so tempting to look around and compare myself to everyone else and wish I was as cool as so-and-so. But at the end of the day, I am at my most peaceful, joyful and hopeful when I'm just...me...not trying to live up to anyone else or be cool. Haha!

Can't wait to meet you!

Terri Tiffany said...

So jealous and so excited for you!!!! How cool that you finally get to meet your agent!! Take pictures and share what it all means to you when you return, ok??

Julie Jarnagin said...

Can't wait to see you there!

And thanks, Melissa. :)

Jessica R. Patch said...

Can't wait to see you there, Loree! It's so big it's easy to miss one another so you'll have to send me a tweet so we can meet up!

It's gonna be so much fun!

Brandi Boddie said...

Enjoy the conference, Loree!

Victoria Lindstrom said...

The ACFW Conference sounds exciting, Loree - hope you have a great time. Congrats to your winner, Jasimine! I'll be looking forward to your upcoming posts.

Loree Huebner said...

Gwen: I am trusting!

Karen: Thanks for the prayers. I love that Scripture too.

Melissa: I will come and find you! I did read Julie's post today. It was just what I needed to hear. Thanks so much for visiting last week. It was a real treat. By the way, I just started your book. Very nice!!

Terri: I will take pictures. I really thrilled to meet Mary Sue.

Julie: Looking forward to seeing you there too! Great post today, Julie.

Jessica: There will be tweeting. Looking forward to meeting you, Jess. Have a safe trip up.

Brandi: Thanks, Brandi! Looking forward to your guest post next month.

Victoria: I'm so nervous...this is a big one. I will have a great time. Congrats on that completed manuscript!

Thanks for stopping in everyone! I appreciated the prayers, advice, and well-wishes.

J.L. Campbell said...

Enjoy the conference. Here's hoping good things happen for you there.

Lynda R Young said...

Have a super time at the conference!! You'll have so much fun! My only advice is to enjoy!

Carol Riggs said...

How awesome you get to go to the conference! I've never gone to that one, but I love going to SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators) retreats and conferences. SO valuable and worth it. Have FUN!!