- Adult Conversations.
- Finally, I’ll get to meet friends I’ve been blogging with for years. I’ll meet other writing contacts as well, new people I can get to know, laugh with, and even dance with. Surely there’ll be dancing. (At least in our room there will be—perhaps it will be me alone dancing, but I’ll dance like I’ve never danced before.)
- My meals will be without interruptions. And even if I am interrupted, it will be by another adult. Ah, surrounded by grownups. (Rumor has it there’s a chocolate party one night…need I say more.)
- I’ll be able to close the door when I go to the bathroom without expecting incessant knocks or a little someone to bust in on me. And in return for having this wonderful privacy, I promise not to bust in on any agents with my proposal in hand. Yeah for privacy!
- I can get dressed without children commenting on my body and I’ll change out of my pajamas before noon.
- There’s a chance I’ll meet my future agent, editor, or friends.
- I’ll have plenty of opportunities to uplift and encourage other writers and I’ll get to celebrate the winners of the Genesis contest at the banquet.
- I’m pitching two novels at the conference and as I write this I have most of my ducks in a row. Some of them keep trying to make a break for the waves, but I’ll get ’em in line on time. All they really want to do is dance.
What excites you most about attending conferences?
*I’m also excited because I’d planned on attending the Festival of Faith & Writing last April and had to cancel due to a sad family event. Although not going crushed me, I see now how God continues to orchestrate all things for good.
**photo by flickr