This week I attended my first ever Christian writer's conference. Now I understand why so many people recommend newbies to attend one. It was amazing! Unfortunately, there weren't any teen classes, so I was basically the only teenager there - but it was worth it. I met great people, learned much about the industry... and became one step closer to following my dream.
Since there weren't many agents or editors at the conference that were looking for young adult fiction, I went there mainly with a goal to learn more about writing. But God had bigger plans, which I'll mention later... ;)
The location was perfect. Mountains, cool breezes, and only an hour and a half from home. Not to mention it was about thirty minutes from Lake Lure, the setting of the novel I'm writing! After the conference I was able to visit Lake Lure. It's the most perfect place for my story to take place in.
Sometimes God does such awesome things, it's creepy. I'm so excited for what He has in store for me and everyone I met at the conference!
You who are young, make the most of your youth. Relish your youthful vigor.
Follow the impulses of your heart. If something looks good to you, pursue it.
But know also that not just anything goes; You have to answer to God for every last bit of it.
Have you ever attended a writer's conference? How did God work things out for you while you were there? Comment below!