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Friday, September 21, 2007

"Key" pals...

This week I'll be on the faculty of the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writer's) conference where I'll be teaching a continuing track on Writing Historical Fiction. Last night, I was out to dinner with my husband and I told him, "Honey, do you realize that this week I'll meet many of my friends for the first time face-to-face." It seemed an odd concept. These are women who know all about me, and I know all about them. We critique each others' writing. We pray for each other. We offer encouragement. And many of them I've never met in person!

When I was younger have one pen pal was cool. Today, most of my associates are like pen pals ... or would it be key pals?

The generation connects in ways that we've never seen before. Personally, I know my life is better because of it. These women have made it better.

Hopefully by the end of the week this blog will host many photos. Photos of best friends ... hugging for the first time.


C.J. Darlington said...

That's Mama Ruth and you, right? Aw, man. I will try not to be envious of you, Tricia. Hope you are having a wonderful time at ACFW!!

Tricia Goyer said...

Yes, this is Mama Ruth, Brandilyn's mom and she's one of my favorite people. She's just PRECIOUS!!!

Chatty Kelly said...

Hi - I'm just checking out all your blogs and stuff (from Twitter). I am a former MOPS coordinator (for 2 years). This is my first year out of MOPS. I have a 4 yr old and a 9 yr old. I started my writing journey last August. I've been to one conference, had several articles published and SOLD two things.

So nice to see someone being a mentor for newbies like me.

Have a great day!