Character

I recently had the opportunity to perform in a play. Now, let me say that I am also the co-director of this play. My friend and I have co-directed many plays over the last several years, but this is the first time I’ve acted in one. Directing and acting are two different animals. As a…

My First Professional Writer’s Conference

The first weekend in August I attended my first Professional Writer’s Conference at Taylor University. The experience was genuinely helpful and extremely necessary. I am so grateful that a fellow Indiana-ACFW member recommended I attend. I walked through the doors with no idea what I might find, learn, or do, and climbed into my car…

My WIP (Work in Progress)

Hello Dear Readers and the literary curious, I’m in the editing phase with my first manuscript. (For about the tenth time. Who knew there was so much revision involved!) I can’t give you the title until after the results of ACFW’s First Impressions Contest because I entered it there. I am about 53,000 words into…

ACFW Conference 2018

Chapters, synopsis, one sheets, edited and printed. Folders organized. Business cards created. Outfits chosen and packed. Roommates found, and car loaded. I set off for Kokomo at 4 am to meet up with Abbey Downey for the drive to Nashville. I had my Bible, my water, my chocolate, my audiobook, and my expectations in the…

Prepping for ACFW Nashville

In less than a week I will be in Nashville at the annual conference of American Christian Fiction Writers. It is my first large conference. I am so glad I attended the much smaller Taylor University Professional Writer’s Conference in August on the advice of an Indiana ACFW member. It was a great way to…