My appt that day went well. I don't know if anything will come of it, but the editor remembered me and said to have my agent send in my manuscript. Time will tell.
The meal time went too fast, and then there was an extended workshop before the General Session which included the State of ACFW Address by ACFW President, Margaret Daley. On the heels of that came the Keynote Address with Michael Hyatt. I have to admit that I was a bit put off by the latter. Yes, Michael imparted some very good information, but I felt like his speech was one long info-mercial where he tried to sell me his book on how to write a book. This is the first keynote address I've attended where I haven't walked away inspired.
Friday night dinner is traditionally the night when clients dine with their agents or publishers, and the rest of us go cruising the town. Last year I attended the My Book Therapy party on the roof top of our hotel with the spectacular St Louis arch in full view.
But this year I was part of the Books & Such Literary Agency and was going out to dine with several agency-mates, or Bookies as we're called. The consensus was Love & War in TEXAS in Grapevine.
The trip back to the hotel was also an event as we passed dust still swirling from the old bridge the city had blown up since we'd passed that way earlier. I'd chosen to spend time with new-friends instead of watching a part of history be destroyed. I'm glad I chose the happier event.