Sunday, June 12, 2011

Colorado Christian Writer's Conference

Wow, has it really been so long since I last had a blog entry? It is definitely not from lack of words to share, but more from lack of time these last few weeks. The words are swimming around…just waiting for me to get a chance to throw them out to bloggersphere.

As promised, a few words about the CCWC that I attended…let’s see…can it really be that this conference was a month ago?? To begin with I will share the conference was a life changing experience for me…and oh, how I dream of going back to the mountains.

On the first day as I was standing in line at the registration desk I questioned my sanity just a bit as I realized I was going to be spending a few nights in a dorm room with two other women I didn’t know. What was I thinking? Well, God had a great big surprise and blessing for me. Long talks into the night and early morning breakfasts created a “sister bond.” Meeting them both was definitely a highlight of the conference.

When I signed up to go to the conference, I had hoped it would help me to not only learn more on the craft of writing, publishing, etc., but also, I wanted to meet God. I wanted to hear from Him. I wanted guidance and direction and….I wanted healing!

Besides time obstacles, part of the reason in my delay on blogging about my experience, is knowing what to share and what not to share. I want to honor God by sharing the things He taught me, but some of the healing I experienced was from years of bondage and to be honest, I am still processing that portion of my experience. There will be a time to share, but not right now. I will share with you though, I did meet God on the mountain…and I experienced remarkable healing.

Regarding the writing portion of the conference:

 Many, many choices of topics and areas to explore in the writing world

 Wonderful and caring instructors and staff

 Appointments with agents, publishers, authors—beyond my expectation with their guidance, direction, encouragement and knowledge

This was a great writing conference…to not only learn the trade, but also for spiritual refreshment and encouragement.

Now, off to read what's been going on with my other blogger friends--I've missed you!!


LeeBird said...

Hi Kim!

Thanks for visiting my blog, Prayergifts! I, too, am happy for the opportunity to get to know you better. You remind me a lot of my friend Cindy from Cindy's Hope Chest. Do you know her? She's a breast cancer survivor who is not running a non-profit organization to minister to the needs of other women fighting that fight. It was such an honor for me to be one of her prayer warriors and then to get to meet her in person in Charlotte when I went to She Speaks two years ago and then again last year. She's a keeper! ;)

I'm glad you had a good experience at the writer's conference. I need to explore the ones close to me in AZ and just go for it.

"talk" to you soon, Lee

nancyspoint said...

So glad your conference experiece was a good one. I was signed up for one last summer, but then this intrusive thing called chemo became necessary. Some day I will sign up for another one. Waiting to hear all about the things you learned!

Elayne said...

Sounds so exciting Kim! I would love to go! Can't wait to hear more :) Glad it was all you had hoped and more!

Mary Aalgaard said...

So glad it was the spiritual journey you were needing. Peace to you!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wonderful! I'm so gald you were blessed with such a nice time.
I'm off to NYC in a few weeks for the RWA Conference and I'm very excited to see some of my writer pals.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Stopping back to let you know that I've tagged you on my blog today. Play along, or not. Have a great day! said...

It sounds as though God placed you where you needed to be. Amazing how that happens when we trust in Him and lean not on our own understanding... I can tell by the photo of you and your roommates that you forged a lasting bond.