In February of 2006, I attended the Leading Women conference in Calgary. Longing to be in Ottawa with our new grandson, I wondered why I’d come to the Leading Women conference in the opposite part of the nation.
For some time, I’d had the urge to write a book. During that weekend the feelings increased.
At the end of the conference, everyone quickly gathered their belongings and headed out of the meeting room. As Wendy Nelles came down the hall, I congratulated her and N. J. Lindguist on their Leading Women Award for Excellence in Communication and Media (for founding The Word Guild). Then, in a moment of weakness, I blurted out my desire to write.
Wendy grabbed my hand and led me to a sofa. She listened to my idea then looked at me. "Do you know where Guelph, Ontario is?"
"Because you need to be at the conference for writers in June." Then she took her pen and wrote exactly what I needed to do, the continuing classes that would be helpful as well as the suggested critique personnel for my type of writing.
I then told her that I lived in Fergus, just twenty miles north of Guelph.
That June marked my first Write Canada and I haven’t missed one since. Now writing is an important part of my life.
I no longer wonder why I attended 2006 Leading Women. It brings memories of a divine appointment.
Thanks Wendy for taking the time to encourage me in my beginnings as a writer.
Happy Serving HIM!
Seasoned With Salt
". . . that you may know how to respond to each person." Colossians 4:6