Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Florida Christian Writer's Conference

Remember I said I was going to a conference soon?

That conference ended today.  It's difficult to describe it. It's something that is hard to capture in words. Lots of fun, lots of work, late nights, hanging with people, learning new things, and helping out.

We started on Wednesday afternoon, checking people into the conference, making preparations, and just getting ready.  There was a critique group that night, I believe. People gathered around and read their works to each other and tell each other how to improve their work.

Thursday - classes began.  Authors, editors, and agents spoke  on various topics, teaching the conferees about those topics, and things like that.  When I explain the conference in such terms, it's hard to see how it's fun, eh?  But it is fun.  My job was the 'go-fer'  I ran errands, fetched things, and kicked the copy machine into submission.    The teachers needed handouts for their classes, and it was my job to make those copies. The copy machine liked to jam a lot.  About 10 - 20 times a day.  It became my job to fix it.  After awhile, I began to kind of enjoy it, believe it or not.

Each day continued similar to the next - I met many kind people who I was privileged to help serve in the small ways I could.   I spent any free time I had knitting scarves, and was able to sell them to some people.  I hope they like them. :)   I didn't get to get pictures of the scarves, though, because people purchased them before I even had them finished (and in some cases, started!)

 Now I'm back at my grandmother's house, and we're going back home tomorrow. My grandmother is riding up with us so she can visit her sister who lives about an hour away from us.

When I get back home I have many, many things to do, inncluding knitting 4 scarves, sewing 3 hats, 2 pocket books, 11 cockades, and 2 euro shams.  Oh, and my book. :) 

Have a lovely day


  1. Ah, that sounds wonderful! I wish I could have gone.

  2. I SO wish I could have gone to the conference too! It would have been awesome. :) Glad you had a good time!
    By the way, what's a euro sham?