Friday, January 13, 2012

Conference

I have signed up for my first Christian children's writing conference: Write2Ignite!  I don't know whether I can finish my revisions by then, but I am certainly going to try. I am not planning to shove it under any bathroom stalls (oh the stories I've heard) but rather to get to know Christian children's writers in the Carolinas and it would be lovely to say that I'm done. Of course, we know that until a book is published, the work is never done. In any case, if you are a writer in the Carolinas, and have a Christian mindset, check out this conference. It is very reasonably priced and I expect it to be small and intimate.

I'm carpooling with a woman whose work I've admired for many years -- Janice Green. She makes Bible quilts. When I first heard about her, I thought it was a brilliant idea. Like Dominic, she also sells coloring books.

I don't know much about the Christian market, since the bulk of the work I do is in the secular market, and I am changing directions as y'all know. It's gratifying to see overtly Christian movies like Fireproof or Courageous ended up in theatres across the country. Oh, how I long for Cecil B. DeMillesque great Biblical epics.

So, if I disappear for a little while in my revision cave, don't worry. I'll come out eventually. Know that I am working slowly and steadily on my book.
God bless you all.


13 comments:

Mirka Breen said...

May you have a wonderful journey.

inluvwithwords said...

That's so exciting. I hope you have a wonderful experience there.

Faith E. Hough said...

Take lots of notes and soak in the joy!
Interesting, isn't it, how dramatic so many Christian stories are, yet how few are dramatized? I'm for more Christian movies, too.

Vijaya said...

Thank you ladies.

wordwranglernc said...

You're coming! YAYAYAY!!! I am so excited that I get to see you in March. This is going to rock! Janice is a beautiful person and I look forward to seeing her, too.

This is going to be an awesome weekend!

Bish Denham said...

I know you will have a wonderful time. That picture of the sand dollar...beautiful.

Michelle Dennis Evans said...

Hello.
Sounds like a wonderful conference. Enjoy!

Janice D. Green said...

I am so looking forward to meeting you and going to this conference with you.

Vijaya said...

Thank you, ladies. And Donna and Janice, I am especially looking forward to spending time with you.

Angela Ackerman said...

I just signed up for a conference as well...the western Washington SCBWI one in April. Hope both of us have a great time :)

Angela

Faith Pray said...

It sounds exciting, Vijaya! I hope you have a fantastic time!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Sounds wonderful. Happy writing, Vijaya!

Vijaya said...

Angela, NO WAY! I will miss you at my old stomping grounds -- you will have a great time and come away with tons to ruminate on. The SCBWI WWa region rocks!