The ACFW conference is officially over and I’m flying home today. There were tears of joy and tears of sadness this week. Cheryl and I cried when we parted. Actually, we all cried as we prepared to go our separate ways. I finally just had to walk away from Mary, Myra, Janet, Camy, Julie, and Debby to keep from squalling all over them! With friends like the Seekers, who wouldn’t be sad to see them go? Our only consolation is that we will see each other next year and “see” each other online.
Isn’t today’s technology amazing? We can fly cross country in a matter of hours and spend a few days together…then when we’re apart, we can email, call and text to our heart’s content. Hmmm, wonder what the mail-order brides from the 1800’s would think about that? lol
While I’m kinda blue about the end of a wonderful conference where I ate way too much and didn’t get nearly as much sleep as I needed, I’m also excited about the days ahead. This year’s conference has energized me to dive right back into editing my latest manuscript, which I plan to do on the plane and during my layover.
What are some of the things that perk you up when the banquet’s over and you’ve said goodbye to all your friends? Do requests from editors and agents energize you and can’t wait to get home to send those puppies out? Do you brainstorm at conference with friends and spend your three hour layover plotting your latest masterpiece? Or do you buy tons of books at the book signing and wish that three hour layover would turn into an overnighter so you can finish that new romantic suspense or historical family saga you’re reading?
PS…I’m sorry that I won’t be able to post any comments today, but pray for traveling mercies for me. I’ll be back online tomorrow at the latest.