Tuesday, October 03, 2006

2006 ACFW Conference, part 2

Captain’s Log, Stardate 10.03.2006

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Continued from part 1:

Mary DeMuth gave a fabulous morning session for Advanced writers. It was both spiritual and practical, plus she’s a good speaker and teacher. Very open and honest, good points. If you haven’t gotten the MP3 for the conference yet, go get her four sessions.

Big congrats to Cara Putman, who was awarded with a contract at the conference!

I had the loveliest time talking with Serena Miller on Saturday morning. She needed some advice, and it made me feel so good to be able to help her out.

But even more, she was such a calming presence as Kat (conference tech goddess) rushed by a few times to let me know about problems with the Powerpoint. Serena was true to her name—she helped me to feel calmer and less stressed, to let go of my control-freak tendencies, to trust God to work everything out.

And He did—Kat came by again with good news about using the infrared remote to forward the slides from the audience.

Praying with Brandilyn Collins was wonderful, although way too short. I only had 5 minutes in between one appointment and dinner with my agents, but she said a powerful prayer over me. I felt so sad at the end because I could have sat there for another 20 minutes. I know God needs to work on things in my heart, so I’m praying He will continue to do it despite my busy schedule. I’m trying to learn how to rest.

I was able to pray for Cheryl Wyatt in the Prayer Room with Brandilyn. It was fabulous. We were all in tears but it was good tears. I’m praying for a quick recovery for Cheryl.

I wish I’d been there for prayer for Pammer and Heather. Brandilyn prayed over the four of us two years ago and it was something we had wanted this year. I had also wanted to be there when she prayed for my friends Robin Cynclair, Ronie Kendig, and Dineen Miller.

Next: Name dropping.

TMI:

Writing:
Doing revisions. Trying to take it in small pieces so I’m not too overwhelmed.

I wish my manuscript were a spreadsheet. That would be so much easier, I think. Move a cell here, change a value there. Create a macro or a formula to make things easier.

I’m such a geek. What is a left brain like me doing writing???

I posted a review of The Guy I’m Not Dating by Trish Perry below.

Diet: I exercised yesterday! Denise Austin’s Daily Workout and Power Yoga. And boy are my legs tired. As in JELLO-in-a-San-Francisco-earthquake tired.

Hopefully I can keep this up this week. I’ve discovered that I really don’t lose weight—no matter how much I try to change my diet—unless I exercise at least 4 hours a week. It’s not that bad. I do about 45-50 minutes a day five days a week.

I should try walking the dog on weekends, but I just get so lazy. And poor Snickers gets FAT.

5 comments :

  1. OK, you totally made me LAUGH when I read your spreadsheet comment. Yep, you're a geek, but a dang cute one...

    And thanks for the nice comments about my teaching. You're so nice!

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  2. Thanks for the congrats, Camy. I enjoyed sharing (okay, taking ) fries with you.

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  3. Thanks for the insider's glimpse, Camy.

    And I know what you're saying about wishing your script were a spreadsheet. I'm actually very right brained and visual, so I have to draw out a sort of time line so I can "see" all the pieces(and we're talkin' stick figures here :) Helps so much!

    J

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  4. I enjoy hearing your stories about the conference. Someday--oh, someday--I hope to attend:)

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  5. Yeah, I'm a left-brained geek, too, and wonder how I got to be a writer. It's an interesting combo.

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