Friday, February 27, 2009

More Conference Tidbits

Last week at the Christian Writers Guild's conference marked my first major book signing, and it was an incredible experience to be able to sign my book for so many people. After so many years of waiting, it's an amazing feeling to put your writing into someone else's hands. A few people told me they saw conferees digging right into the book after they got their copy, and I wish I had been around to see them and grab some pictures of them.




My agent sent me these pictures of the signing, proof that we were busy but having a great time, and it's moments like these that remind every writer why we do what we do. It's an incredible blessing to be able to share our work with others, to hear about their favorite parts, and have them point out insights into a book that even the author didn't see.



So much of writing today is used for the wrong purposes. Media is flooded with things that are untrue and unhealthy, and it is our purpose as Christian writers to bring something new to the table; to challenge the common perspective. So, if you truly believe the Lord has called you to write but you're out there thinking about giving up, don't. Just trust him and take that leap of faith.


You might just end up at a book signing table before you know it!

7 comments:

Ethan M. said...

*sniff* And to think it was only a year ago...I'm so happy...

Jennifer Valent said...

Aw, you're sweet! Pretty exciting, huh?

Ethan M. said...

Is it ever! Give another year and you'll be world renowned!

Amy said...

You look so professional!

Blakelyn said...

The pictures are great! Looks like the book signing was a huge success.

Jennifer Valent said...

Thanks, Amy. It helps to at least LOOK like I know what I'm doing. :)

Jennifer Valent said...

Thanks a bunch, Blakelyn. It really was a great day!