Many, many awards were given out during the ACFW banquet, but there's one category they have added. Yet. The Best Blog. Of course, we all know who would win.
Yep. Novel Journey.
Here I am with Gina Holmes. She once posted an entry where she quoted a Peanuts adult as saying, "Whah whah whah whah whah."
I posted a comment with something like this: "You missed a comma. It doesn't even make sense unless it's 'whah whah, whah whah whah.'" I giggled and waited a few days to see what her witty response would be. Finally I wrote explaining that I was going out of town and really needed to read her comeback first.
Turns out she couldn't tell if I was joking or not. There probably is someone in the blogosphere who would write that and mean it, but I am NOT that person!
I was also happy to get a picture taken with Ane Mulligan.
Can you see anything different about her teeth? She had a flashing blue/red light in her mouth which the camera didn't quite capture, though Robin Jones Gunn looks lovely as always.
Then I determined to track down all the NJ folks who were at the conference. Me with Janet Rubin. Check out her awesome devotionals on Sundays on Novel Journey.
And I couldn't let Jessica Dotta escape without a picture, either!
(If you don't recall, NJ critiqued Undiscovered back in April.) You must read Gina's awesome interview on Chip MacGregor's blog. And NJ's interview with Dean Koontz! And ... okay, all their posts are worthy of your time.
The aftermath? I came home with twelve books! When will I find the time to read them??
And remember that post about the first day and bumbling through the pitch to the agent at the dinner table? The day after we came home, our agent called and that editor wanted to see both of our proposals!