My Writing Life: Fangirling | www.lorainenunley.com

I have never been the type of person to be in awe of celebrities. I haven’t really met many, or come to think of it, any, so to be fair, I’ve never known how I would be.

Until now.

I’ve been writing my whole life. I’ve been reading from the moment I could pick out picture books at the library. To say that I have a love affair with books would probably be an understatement. It wasn’t until recent years, however, that I have given serious attention to my obsession… (cough, cough), hobby.

This year I have been focused on learning the writing craft and putting that knowledge to use in writing a novel. I have also been trying to read more so that I can study other authors and how they write. (That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.)

The more I delve into this writing craft, the more in awe I am of all the talented authors out there. I feel like I will never be able to craft such wonderful stories as these masters.

I’m going to keep trying though.

I joined the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) association and found a local chapter that I attend monthly. It is out of my comfort zone, but when God says “go”, what are you going to do? Getting back to the celebrity thing, the more I push to learn about the writing craft, the more I come in contact with these authors that I am in awe of.

Guess what I discovered?

I am totally a fangirl!

My first fangirl episode was author DiAnn Mills. I met her at a readers conference and I was surprised I could actually string two words together to talk to her. My daughter was the one that pushed me forward and introduced me as an author to her. To DiAnn Mills! I am sooo not an author compared to her! But DiAnn was incredibly gracious and encouraging. She even told me about an upcoming writers conference  that I should attend.

Which I did.

And she was there too! Teaching me writing stuff!

When I grow up, I want to be DiAnn Mills. 🙂

So now I know how I am with celebrities. I am definitely a fangirl.

I’ve signed up for my first ACFW national conference which is being held in September 2017. I’m not quite sure how to prepare myself for all of the AUTHORS that will be there. It’s going to be a long weekend if I cannot string two words together to speak to any of them.

What about you? Do you have authors that you would be fangirling (or fanboying) over?

    

2 thoughts on “My Writing Life: Fangirling

  1. Absolutely! Although I am an introvert, so my fangirling doesn’t come out as the profuse gushing that some are prone to. 😉 But I’ve lost count of interactions that I’ve had with authors that left me speechless because they engaged with ME of all people!

    1. I’m so glad I’m not the only one Sarah. 🙂 I’m looking forward to meeting you at ACFW this year. Maybe we can fangirl together.

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