Let me begin by saying that Pacific Standard Time Zone and I are not exactly “getting along” right now.  I mean, seriously, it’s only 2 hours difference. But the ole bod here is STRUGGLING.

I’m going to give you a quick rundown of this conference- I am an author. I wrote a book. I have an agent. There are publishers and editors at this conference. The goal would be to get a publisher to like the author and the book, talk to the agent, and then pay me eleventy billion dollars to publish said book.

[That’s just one option, of course.]

Also, I’ll be taking classes and trying to improve. There are some really good ones offered this year and I’m pumped about it. I love sitting quietly [no joke] and learning about this stuff.  Not much makes me choose to be quiet, but good writing classes fits in that category.

Here are some fun folks who will be with me- Andy [yay and yay for a Nash-friend attending!!], Sarah, Melodee, Holley, and my Canadian Pastor friend Brad. And maybe some new friends? We’ll see.

Anyways, so here is how you can be praying for me, if you don’t mind:

1. Above all else, I really REALLY want, when the conference ends on Tuesday, to say that I did my best to bring honor to God and handle myself in a way that glorifies Him. Not that I have to be perfect [I’m not- shocker, I know], but that that be the overall peace I feel when it’s all done. I want to remain steady, being thankful, throughout this process.

2. I want to be humble AND confident.  From beginning to end. No matter how things go. My theme is BE GRATEFUL and DON’T BE CRAZY.  [You like?]

3. Pray for favor with the publishers I meet with, editors, other authors, etc. I trust and believe that God has a plan for me and I don’t want ANYTHING else but what He has planned. So pray for favor with the RIGHT people.

4. Pray for protection- for my health and for my mind.  [Mainly my mind. I can handle a cold better than I can handle the things that have been going on in my head. 🙂 ]

Hopefully I’ll be able to blog often, but if not, trust that I’m missing it far more than you are missing me. 🙂

Thanks for your prayers. And if anybody knows how I can kiss up to PST so it will be nicer to me, just let me know. I’m not above bribery or showering this time zone with not-quite-true compliments.