Monday, March 5, 2012

A Better Person

I just got home from the Florida Christian Writers Conference and all I can say is WOW!

What an incredible experience. My head is spinning from all the incredible information, and my heart is about to explode from all the wonderful new friends I found. I realized that I have a long way to go but was encouraged by so many great people to keep on going.

Author Virginia Smith taught a class on Fabulous Fiction that was, well, fabulous! She poured into us all she could of what she has learned over the years about being a successful author. It will take me weeks, months, maybe even years to work though and apply all that I learned. I can say that one of my favorite authors is now one of my friends, that alone was worth the trip. Thank you Ginny!

What a great speaker Cecil Murphey is. God has blessed him with an unlimited supply of encouragement not just for writers, but for people. His words brought wisdom as well as encouragement. I feel that I left there a better person than when I got there and isn’t that what we all strive for? As Christians we realize that we can never be the best, we can only be better today than we were yesterday.

If you have a chance to attend a writers conference do it.

This was my first but it will not be my last. I learned so much is such a short period of time it was almost overwhelming.

I have already marked my calendar for next year.