Now, for this week's installment of our a 2 z 4 u & me meme,
the letter M...
This last weekend I was in Michigan at the Faithwriters' Conference and it was wonderful! For me, I think this was the best one yet--and no, I don't say that every year. I was able to relax more, be myself more, and the things I learned had very little to do with the sessions and workshops I sat in on and everything to do with what God taught me as I taught two classes. Only God could work the change in me to help me through a people-packed weekend like that, and come out of it shaky but energized.
I'll tell you more about it in another post (yes, it's started) but I want to share a few pix of the weekend highlights today.
My girls went to conference with me this year and they added SO much! It was wonderful having them along! We took a short side trip so I could show them Lake Michigan. For these land-locked girls, it was cool seeing all that water. I loved, Loved, LOVED heading the waves wash ashore--it brought back so many memories for me.
We got to spend the night at Joanne's house before continuing on to Livonia where over half of the Jewels of Encouragement blog team were together. It was so fun to MEET these wonderful ladies who have blessed me so much this year! So incredibly special! They have no idea just how much they've blessed me. Hugs to each one of you--those who were there and those who weren't. =)
Another special thing about Michigan this year was my agent, Linda Glaz. Fun, savvy and sassy, too. Love her! This picture was taken after midnight on Saturday night, when exhaustion had settled in.
The trip to Michigan was well worth the exhaustion. It was so much fun being with people who understand having voices in your head and understood the jolt I had last Sunday when I turned around in church and saw "Spider," one of the main characters for an upcoming novel, standing in church. Complete with long brown hair and tattoos up his arm. I now know the end of his story and cannot wait to get writing it!
Yesterday was spent in my cave, decompressing, and today it's back to work, and to be honest, I'm anxious to get rolling again! Woot for recharging in Michigan!
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