â‚¬ One of the most precious aspects of the conference is the friendships made or renewed. There is such comfort in discovering like-minded people, and realizing that youâ€™re not alone in this journey to publication! There are others who have walked the road youâ€™re walking, and they are willing to come alongside and show you the way.
So many of the authors I now consider dear friendsâ€”including my wonderful critique partner, Tamera Alexanderâ€”are people I first met at an ACFW conference.
The e-mail loop is fantastic for day-to-day support, encouragement and information, even if youâ€™ve never attended a conference. But once youâ€™ve been to ACFW and come home able to match faces and voices and laughter with people who were only names before, the loop really comes alive!