Thursday, September 20, 2012

2012 ACFW Conference - Day of Arrival!

ACFW Conference - Day of Arrival!

I arrived! And I thank the Lord for a safe and smooth flight into Dallas for the American Christian Fiction Writers'(ACFW) Conference.
I must really look like a newbie here, because a lady on the shuttle ride from the airport to our hotel, who was sitting next to me, asked if I was nervous about attending the conference for the first time. LOL. She was very nice and made me feel more at ease. Little did I know (until I saw her picture in the conference magazine) that she is a known Literary Agent with the Steve Laube Agency. Wow! I wasn't even at the hotel yet and already I run into a Literary Agent.
When I arrived at the hotel, there were so many Agents, Editors, and Authors that I recognized from the Internet, it was truly amazing! There was only one problem. They all seemed to know one another, while I know absolutely no one. Talk about awkward! But I am hopeful that I will get to know some of the attendees as the days go on.
Well that's all to report for today. There was nothing really happening, with the exception of checking in and mingling with other attendees. I decided to skip the mingling aspect and opted to retreat directly to my hotel room. Not because I was trying to avoid the crowd, but because I wanted to start preparing for the Agent/Editor interviews I had just been granted upon arrival. For Friday, I was granted an interview with an Editor from Zondervan, one of the top publishing companies in the country. And on Saturday, I have an interview with an Agent from the Seymour Agency. I am super excited to be able to pitch my book to these two individuals, and the companies they represent. Wish me luck and keep me in your prayers!
Here are some pics from today...

My nice hotel room.

I took a pic with my conference badge.
My conference badge...I'm a NEWBIE!!! lol
View from my balcony.
God Bless!
T Denise Clary