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Monday, July 31, 2006

ACFW Conference in Dallas

Seems I have a lot going on with the Lone-Star state this year. Tonight, a Cairn Terrier puppy is flying in from Waco to join our family and September 21-23 is the conference in Dallas. I've never been. First time for me, and I have to admit, I'm a bit nervous. I tend to talk too much when I'm nervous. What if I drive people off? What if they see me coming and run and hide? I'm very excited about all the things I'll learn, all the people I'll meet and I hope, I hope, whoever my appointments are with like me. I mean really like me as in we want your book, like me. I've got a roomie and I've never shared a room with a stranger before. I'm breaking out of my comfort zone all over the place! What will I do with my free time? There are so many questions! Did I mention I can't wait?


Alison Strobel Morrow said...

I'm so jealous--I wish I could go to the conference! I tend to talk a lot when I don't know what to say--which sounds like it should be impossible, but unfortunately it's not. In an interview the other day I was asked a question I didn't see coming at all, and I started talking...and talking...and talking...and the whole time I'm thinking, "Just shut up! Stop!" But I couldn't figure out how to gracefully end because there was nowhere TO end. Agony! I actually practice answering questions I expect to get asked so I know what to say and, more importantly, how to say it concisely and then STOP TALKING. :)

You'll have to post pictures of the new pup! Friends of ours are getting a King Something-or-Other from Dallas in a few weeks. Apparently Texas is big dog breeding country. :)


Robin Caroll said...

You're going to do great, girl! And if you get really nervous, find me! LOL Trust me, I can take the attention off anyone! :) Looking forward to "meeting" you in person, gal!