One of the most important things we can do is network.
Networking is the core to:
*spreading the Gospel
*keeping up to date with our family
*learning our trade
*selling a product
and not only that, God knew we would be lonely if we didn't network.
I have been in Dallas this week, and will be for half of next week, speaking to K-12 classes in a school and attending the ACFW Gala event.
Today, I'm sharing with you some of the fun pics taken by the teachers.
|8th Grade English-Mary Vee|
All the students indicated they enjoyed the presentation.
I taught the students how to write stellar stories--How to turn a blank piece of paper into meaningful black ink.
|10th Grade English-Mary Vee|
I also gave them a way to remember the lesson: The Kit Kat bar. What a savory way to keep a story in your mind long after you've finished the story. This is what I asked the students to remember as they wrote stories for the coming national school writing competition.
|1st Grade, Mary Vee|
For the younger ones, I read my children's mystery story that was published in a magazine.
The children and teens made extra efforts to find me in the halls after my visit to their class.
"We loved your story, Mrs. Vee." said younger students.
|5th Grade Language Arts-Mary Vee|
I read a portion of my young adult story to the older students.
"Can we buy your book, Mrs. Vee?" said the older students.
When I said it hadn't been published yet, they groaned. "But, I need to know what happens next. When will it be published?"
Thats when I explained the long process of getting an agent, waiting for a publisher to accept the manuscript then waiting for the publication. "It's not a fast process, sorry."
|High School English-Mary Vee|
"But we need to know what happens next. Please?"
I smiled. Their begging was actually encouraging. So I said, "Well, what we really need here is for you to help me pray that God will encourage an agent to accept my work."
I've had such a wonderful time.
Would you pray, too? I would like to have a few minutes with an agent tomorrow (Saturday) before or after the Gala to present my story.