I had a great time at ACFW this year, even if it seemed extra exhausting since I am pregnant! :) Most of you have heard that news, but for those who haven’t I am due March 30th, am safely into the second trimester, and all seems healthy and well for baby and me. Doug and I are praising God for those things, and we’d appreciate your prayers that good health continues.
One thing that really stood out to me about conference this year was that authors who met with me during appointments had certainly done their homework on Heartsong Presents. I believe I only met with two or three people me who didn’t have Heartsong-specific proposals ready. That really impressed me because it seems like in previous years I spent more appointments explaining what Heartsong publishes and why an author’s proposal simply wouldn’t work for our line. I really don’t mind chatting with hopeful authors even if their work doesn’t fit our line, but of course the time is best spent with authors who do know about Heartsong and who want to write for us. So, kudos to nearly everyone I met with on doing your research and being prepared for your appointment with me. I enjoyed meeting and talking with every one of you and am looking forward to receiving many of the great proposals you pitched.
So, what really impressed you about this year’s conference? What did you think had improved from previous years?