Blogger: Rachel Kent
With ACFW around the corner, I know many of you are wildly preparing schedules, pitches, proposals and one-sheets. That is wonderful, but I’d also like to encourage you to leave room in your expectations for God to accomplish his plan for you during conference time.
You might have all of your plans set out, and then none of what you thought should happen during the conference ends up happening. God might have a different reason for you to be at a writers’ conference.
For one author I know, she found out that she was at a conference solely to encourage other writers.
Another author discovered that she was supposed to meet an industry professional–and she found a job in publishing. She wouldn’t have guessed that was what God had planned, but it turned out to be the reason he called her to the conference.
Another author I met at a conference had a lot of marketing ideas to offer, and he ended up being invited back to the same conference the next year as faculty. He never expected to be a speaker, but he discovered he had a gift and had knowledge to offer others. He runs a successful marketing business now!
Prepare as much as you can for ACFW, or any conference, but leave room in your plans for God to work. I hope you all have a wonderful time and I wish I could be there with you!
Have you ever clearly seen God working during a writers’ conference? Can you share your story?
How has God been working in your writing career/writing life?