My fingernails will be naked and short when I attend the Indy Christian Writers Conference this weekend. Why?
Because I did a dumb thing last summer when I attended the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. I bought fake nails. Normally, I keep my nails fairly short and don’t polish them—it takes time I’d rather spend writing, reading, or playing Mexican Train dominoes with my honey. But I thought since I was pitching two books and meeting many people I wanted to impress, I should look professional and classy.
While thumbing through my portfolio to grab a sample article, a business card, or a speaking brochure, those bulky nails got in the way and made me look more like a clown that a class act. I was embarrassed, but couldn’t take time from my fifteen-minute sessions with editors to say, “Hold on while I rip these nails off.”
Thus, I'm opting for naked nails whenever I attend a writers conference from now on.
On a differenct topic, the winner of the Pink Ribbon Shoe tape dispenser is… SUSAN REINHARDT! Congratulations, Susan!
Thanks to all who entered the contest; by this small purchase, we may be helping find a cure for someone we love who has breast cancer. And that makes my day.
I will be unplugged for the next week to prepare for and attend the Indy Christian Writers Conference.
Do you like your nails naked and short or painted and long?
Have you attended any conferences this year?