Hi! This blog of mine is now incorporated into my new blog site at www.jilliankent.com I hope that you will follow me there for all the news on my upcoming series: The Ravensmoore Chronicles. Book One: Secrets of the Heart.
BLUERIDGE CHRISTIAN WRITERS CONFERENCE
The mist outside my window on the 4th floor of Mountain Laurel is so thick I can just see the outline of nearby trees. Frogs are singing from the little pond below and most of the writers here are still at the evening comedy skit. I needed a power nap and woke up a few minutes ago. It's alomost dark and a few lamps are glowing outside to light the way for those who will soon return to their rooms, exhausted and mind-boggled from the days events.
It's amazing how much I can pack into a day at a writer's conference: three great meals, a continuing education class with Steven James on Writing Suspense, Action and Thrillers, a meeting with my acquisitons editor Debbie Marrie from Strang/Realms, a How to Get It Done, time management classs with Angie Hunt, reviewing the days events with new friends and old ones, and the list just keeps on growing.
Today I was reminded that:
Tension drives the story forward.
Multi-tasking is a myth. It's all about focus.
We can't afford to waste our time.
James 4:14 (New International Version)
14Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
Do you remember the special moments from that last writer's conference you attended? There's nothing like it in my opinion. So much to learn. What's one of the things you've learned that you think others may benefit from hearing about?
I am thrilled to announce that I have a three book contract with Realms new historical romance line at Strang Communications. Yippee! They have agreed to publish my Regency series: The Ravensmoore Chronicles. Book One, Secrets of theHeart, Book Two: Chameleons, and Book Three, Mysteries of the Heart. I will be using the pen name, Jillian Kent. Visit my new website at http://www.jilliankent.com/
Please celebrate with me. This has been a long time coming.:)
I'm very fortunate to announce that Rachelle Gardner has agreed to be my agent. If you are not familiar with Rachelle I highly recommend you visit her blog at :