Summer is swiftly passing! So swiftly, in fact, that June buzzed right by without an All Things Bright & Beautiful Link-up!
That was the week I had been swept away with grand-girl adventures in New England which I detailed in this post:
Ain’t she sweet?
So, please forgive me that I was a bit distracted with such a bright and beautiful little thing.
Upon my return, I plunged headlong into July with mounds of work to finish in anticipation of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference this July 30-August 2. Buried in manuscripts and book proposals and the wholesale revision of an idea I’d worked on for over a year, there has been precious little time for blogging on my part. As I write this, I am finalizing the works I’m taking with me in the hopes of catching an editor’s eye at the conference – eating, sleeping and dreaming my material and fighting the enemy’s lies as to it all being a waste of time.
Good writing warriors trudge along, though. I fancy myself to be one. Time will tell.
Meanwhile, as I get all my little ducks in a row, I am looking forward to the six hour Blog Clinic I’m taking at the conference – intensive time in a small group with Megan Breedlove writing at Manna for Moms. I am hopeful she can help me kick my own blog up a few notches and that I will have a wonderful time getting to know other bloggers up close and personal. Blogging can be a very isolating thing when I’m the only one in my flesh and blood circles who does it. That is why I treasure opportunities to in-person connect with other writers and bloggers. I know I will be encouraged – and pray I might be found an encouragement to others.
To that end, I’m hopeful some of the bloggers and writers I’ll be connecting with this week will link in here, at All Things Bright and Beautiful! Perfect timing! New friendships will be formed – which is something bright and beautiful, indeed!
For a review of Link-up Protocol, check out the details HERE.
Then, review your best and brightest posts from the past TWO months – seeing as how we missed June’s Link-up – and post up to four in the various categories for an Encore Performance! Be sure to visit other posting, here or there, being blessed and being a blessing when you leave a comment.
I’ll be posting a series of reports on all the marvelous things I expect to learn at the conference about Writing His Answer – glorifying God through the gift of the written word. Practical tips for writing and publishing and devotional thoughts on the call to writing will be featured topics as I summarize my three day intensive there.
Also – I expect the Pennsylvania landscapes of Cairn University in Langhorne – the hosting facility for the conference – will afford some great pictures for meme making. Hoping to be a blessing in it all.
So – now’s the time! Pull up those posts, link in – and take joy in All Things Bright and Beautiful!