Tonight, I am relaxing on a couch, organzing everything I will need for tomorrow. What might I need for tomorrow, you may ask? Well, let me tell you! I am attending my first writers' conference. I have a binder with my information--schedule, agenda, bios. I have folders with pieces of manuscripts and one-sheets. I have a notebook to write in. I have plenty of pens, pencils, and gum. From that aspect, I am prepared.
This morning, I delivered five signed copies of Asylum to the conference bookstore. Sure would be nice to have to restock! I'd be honored if my peers showed that level of interest in my book!
I went for moderator training this afternoon. Oh, have I failed to mention that not only am I participating, but I'm leaping right in? (I actually wrote about this in a different post, so bear with the repeat sassiness if you normally keep up with me.) Well, I am. I am moderating five sessions. This freaked me out for way too long. When I attended the training, I realized that moderating is pretty much what I did as a stage manager. So I'm looking at it from a theatrical standpoint, and I am good. Looking forward to it, actually.
Tomorrow afternoon, I have a read-and-critique session. I've read through my pages a couple of different times. I know I'll stumble and stutter and act all kinds of nervous. But I'm trying to cut myself a little slack. This is my very first time doing all of this...so I'm trying to relax and enjoy the ride. If something wonderful comes out of it, then I will celebrate! If not, then I'm no worse off than I am now.
I hope to blog my experiences each day, but I'm not going to promise. I know it's a crazy, busy time, and I will need to regroup every night. I'll have to get up early and leave late. So blogging may be put on hold...but I will try. I would like to have a record of what occurs.
I would ask for your prayers. There are some pretty amazing things that could come of this conference...if I play my cards right. I could use some divine guidance! And I shall never forget - all glory belongs to the King! Soli Deo Gloria!
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