Look at me, I match!
I had advice from a friend, Bev, to dress “fun” and “artsy” and to NOT wear a suit to my writers conference. I was relieved to find out I could wear jeans. To me, dressing up is jeans without holes and a shirt that doesn’t have baby urp or paint stains. Oh, and my shoes, belt and jewelry need to match. Thank you to my Winzer kids for the matching dangly black and silver earrings. They were perfect!
Unfortunately, my sandals have $3.99 written on the bottom in metallic gray permanent marker, thanks to some employee at Value Village. Until I remember to use the Goo-Gone, I will always have to sit crossed left over right so the price doesn’t show.
I was wearing a beautiful filigree ring with a large stone as I left the house with fear and trembling, but in matching clothes. I was so excited to have painted nails and this cool ring and I imagined my hands looked like a writer’s hand should look. Within one hour of arriving, I looked down and noticed the huge stone was gone and I was left with a filigree ring with an ugly dab of glue.
As my friend Barbie later sympathized in laughter, she stated, “That is always the way it goes, you want to look like a million bucks and you end up looking like $.59.”
- If you don’t have an appointment, don’t try to make a pitch at the urinal! (One editor said it really happened to him!)
- You should always carry business cards (I can see my title now, Mindy Peltier, M.O.M. (Mommmy of Many)
- Don’t wear dress-up shoes two days in a row, it makes your feet hurt.
- You should make sure your family has groceries before you are gone for two full days.
- It is very, very, very encouraging to be in an environment of learning about the craft of writing and meeting many people who just want to use their lives and their talents for the honor and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!