I’m running for ACFW Volunteer Officer

Ronie Uncategorized 7 Comments

Well, after careful thought, consideration and prayer, I’ve decided to run for Volunteer Officer with the American Christian Fiction Writers. This certainly was not an easy decision to make, and I’m sure I’m up against some wonderful people–and that’s great! As Robin has said before, the more people running, the more options for ACFW membership to have. I agree completely. For me, I’ve loved ACFW since I joined in 2004 and knew even then, that someday I’d like to serve the organization filled with loving, caring people. At the end of 2005, I agreed to serve as a moderator, and that position began officially in January 2006. This last year taught me a lot about the various duties of the moderators and the List Hostess, as I’ve carried out the various duties. In December, I will graduate with my B.S. in Psychology (a long haul I am so glad is almost over!!), and my graduation will free up a great majority of my time. I still homeschool my two older daughters while my twins (who have tendencies toward Asperger’s) attend public school and receive special education services there. My husband, Brian, is a breath away from being accepted into the FBI (who’d have thought 2.5 seconds could cost us 6 months of training??). LOL He’ll most likely take the physical fitness test again in November, possibly early December. We would appreciate your prayers for that.

Well, last night, I did something I haven’t done in several months–I stayed up past 1 a.m. writing!! It felt great to be so completely immersed in my story that I lost track of time. It’s amazing to me that I’ve only “known” these characters for roughly 2-3 weeks, but I’m able to write them as though we’ve spent years together. It’s quite an interesting tale of an assassin, a guardian, an old man, a scrawny boy nicknamed Twig, and a girl. So, tell me?

Have you ever been so immersed in a story you’ve written that you lost track of time and sensibility (to get to bed on time!!)??? πŸ˜€ Drop me a note–I’d love to hear what you’re working on now!

Comments 7

  1. Jennifer Tiszai

    Hey, that’s awesome that you’re running for volunteer officer. You’d be so good at it.

    And yes, I LOVE it when that happens in writing. I’ve been doing that a lot lately, and it’s weird because it’s a story I haven’t looked at since April and I really thought it’d be hard to get back in the groove.

    Keep us updated on Brian. We’re praying.

  2. Pammer

    Yay Ronie!!! I’m so glad God showed you to run. I think you’ll do a great job. (Remember, the glass if half FULL, lol.)

    I haven’t become that immersed in my stories since my Mom got sick and eventually passed away. But I keep praying for that joy to return.

    I’m glad you got to get Zoned in your story. It’s good for you, you busy girl.

    Take care! Hugs!

  3. Robin Caroll

    Good for you! I wish I’d get in the ZONE in writing and stay up to work. SIGH. Mine’s more of getting out of the yield area of the road! LOL

    GOOD LUCK in the elections, girl! πŸ˜€

  4. Patricia

    You got my vote!!!
    I’ve been sooo enjoying writing on my book. (I am on the second one now – Bounty) The other day I was writing along and my hero found a body. Here I am writing the thing and I sit back and go “Well who killed him.?” The whole scene was totally unplanned – like the rest of my book and life.
    I’m glad God has a plan and all I have to do is trust him. : )

  5. Dineen A. Miller

    Hey girlie! Glad you put yourself out there. That takes courage! So proud of you, and so glad you’re writing this amazing story. Another one!

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