We are proud to announce the birth of the Woodlands chapter of ACFW on Friday, July 11, 2008. Our President, Linda Kozar was "in labor" for several long months and was so excited to finally give birth. Twenty-three authors gathered at La Madeleine's to hear award-winning novelist Kathleen Y'Barbo speak.
Kathleen's topic was titled Roadblocks to Writing. Living in Houston with the endless construction going on, we could all relate!
Kathleen gave various scenarios with titles such as: Stalled Vehicle Ahead, Breakdowns, Detours and while we laughed at some of her examples, it was comforting to know other author's struggle in the same area. Kathleen's tips on how to overcome were not only spiritual (pray, pray, pray), but also practical (being accountable to someone, making a schedule and sticking to it).
We all lingered after the meeting, enjoying the fellowship and encouraging one another, all of us excited and hopeful for the future of this newly birthed chapter.