7/15/2010

ACFW Conference Experiences - day 4

Today we hear from JULIE JARNAGIN, who is contracted for a novel with Heartsong Presents that will come out in 2011/12. Here's what she has to say:

I met two OCFW members for the first time at the 2008 conference. Bill G and I were standing in line for our appointments; I met Lacy W. at the first-timer orientation. I think we all talked about how we wished there was an OKC chapter. Look at us now!

In 2008, I had an appointment with an agent who wasn't interested in my work, but instead of just letting me go, she spent the time helping me work out any plot holes in my story. I learned so much from that 15 minutes spent with her. I also had a wonderful critique with Margaret Daley. Getting to sit face to face with an expert and ask them questions is priceless. There are opportunities for learning and improvement around every corner even when you least expect it.

Not to mention, it's fun! If you're passionate about writing, what better place to be than where everyone is passionate about the same thing? It's inspiring.

I'm looking forward to going again this year. See you in Indianapolis!

Thanks, Julie!

Register for the conference at: http://www.acfw.com/conference

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