Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Feet are Wet

     I stood on the shoreline for so long that my inflatable water wings started to shrivel in the hot sun. From my own private island, I peered longingly into the sea of writers, wishing I had the nerve to jump in. I finally waded into that sea this weekend at the Inland Northwest Christian Writers Conference.
     The conference director, Jan Cline, arranged for a fantastic faculty. Humorous and friendly--each offered their own brand of encouragement to attendees. These writing professionals informed both novice and expert writers on the ins and outs of the business.
     This conference is a great place to establish new friendships and important contacts. Wonderful conversations abounded among like minded people with a common goal--furthering the gospel of Jesus Christ using the written word. No writer is an island. Support and encouragement are necessities. Don't stand there forever. Come on in.
     If you hear a voice within you saying, "you cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. ~ Vincent Van Gogh