I’m on my way to Atlanta to the International Christian Retailer’s Show for an exciting couple of days.

Tomorrow night is my publisher’s dinner, the next day I will be having breakfast with Linda of the famous “Mocha with Linda” blog. Then I’ll be poking around the convention and sneaking pictures of famous people.

Monday night is the Christy Award dinner. “The Waiting” is nominated for an award, though I have absolutely no expectation to win. Absolutely none! Very stiff competition. Instead, I am just thrilled to be a part of the experience. And even though my goal is to always write a book that is better than the last one, I may never be at that dinner again, so I am planning to savor EVERY minute.

Tuesday is a breakfast with some special people from Revell, and then I’m booksigning for a few hours…and more poking around the convention. I’m curious to see what’s new among the retailers and hope to meet a lot of them–they are on the front line for us authors. Not easy to do with a rapidly changing, bleak economy.  

My hardest part of getting ready for the trip is getting so many outfits together that actually look good. It is hard work! Shoes, jewelry, purses. I have friends who dress “head to toe” all the time–effortlessly. For me, it’s taken weeks of work. Just yesterday, I realized I didn’t have the right purse for the Christy dinner. Did not even occur to me until last night!

It’s late and I have to get up super early to get to that plane. Wish me well…supposed to be a lot of thunderstorms in Atlanta as my plane is due to arrive. Prayers are always welcomed! And I hope you have a good week, too.

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