I enlisted the help of the Inkwell Inkies and got some great advice as to what to pack when I leave for American Christian Fiction Writers' Conference. To read about what I learned, click here.
Speaking of Conference, I'm getting excited and really, really nervous. I'm working on pitches, one-sheets, planning my schedule, arranging transportation, and having a great time with Debra E. Marvin as we prepare my costume for the genre dinner. She is not only a talented writer and sweet friend, she's an imaginative, amazing seamstress and a very gracious gal.
The costume is so amazing (in my not-so-humble opinion) and it deserves its own blog post, with pictures. It'll be a fun post about Regency-era clothes, too, since Deb has gone out of her way to use era-authentic patterns for my chemise, stays, and gown. No zippers or buttons, folks. Just hooks and eyes, ribbon (tapes), and lots of lacing. I will get a good idea how Jane Austen and my Regency heroines felt.