My First Writer’s Conference

Have you ever been to a writer’s conference? I will be attending my first writer’s conference this coming weekend. It’s called Writer’s Advance Boot Camp.



An author friend of mine will be traveling with me for the conference. Since it’s my first time going to a writer’s conference, I don’t know what to expect. The conference is for traditionally published authors so I’m not sure how they will receive me since I am a self-published author.

Another of my concerns is that we have to be at the conference center for breakfast at 7:30 am. I wake up early, but I’m not really a morning person. I can do anything I have to do, but it may be a bit of a challenge.

You know how it is when you’re going to an event for the first time. You’re a little apprehensive because you don’t know what to expect. One of my concerns is that we have to share a room. There will be four of us in our room. Two of the other people I know and one I have never met.

I will be meeting other writers, authors, publishers, agents and speakers. Some of the people who are going I have already met, but most of them I haven’t. Some of them I am friends with on Facebook and some I have no prior connections with. I’m looking forward to seeing what connections God wants me to make here.

I’m ready to see what God has in store for me. I’m looking forward to what the speakers have to share. Knowing that God has a purpose in me going and wondering what messages He will send me through this conference.  Hoping and praying my heart and mind are open and ready to receive what He wants me to. Maybe He’ll open some doors for me for my books and my ministry. I need to be open to receive whatever He has in store for me.

Now I have to get everything ready to go. My to-do list seems to be growing. I have to get the car washed and filled with gas. My clothes washed and packed. I need to print out the agenda and roster for the event and a few other things.

What is your best advice for a girl who is about to go to her first writer’s conference? Leave a comment and share with me. I’ll be sure to let you know how it went when I get back.

Deborah H. Bateman is a Christian Author, Blogger and Website Designer. She is the Founder of Christian Daily Resources a Christian online ministry dedicated to “Sharing God’s Word”. Deborah is the author of more than thirty books in the Daily Bible Reading Series and one book about self-publishing called: Self-Publishing Simplified: How to Publish a Book on Kindle.

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