Yes, yes, it’s me. The illustrious…or perhaps *infamous* web designer for our brand new ACFW Colorado web site. It’s been an exciting venture to get it set up and established, not to mention handling all of the little tweaks and updates. And of course, with several different “cooks” offering input on the recipe that would eventually become the site, it’s been at times harried to keep up with everything and make sure all requests were handled.
Like so many others here among my fellow board members, my life is a busy one. But it was just like God to allow me time to make it through my THREE book deadlines this past week before it came my turn to post on this blog. Yes, that’s right. If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re on a rotating schedule that is shared by all of the board members for the currently existing chapters of ACFW in Colorado. As we form new chapters, we’ll add the new board members.
In my “other life” when I’m not doing web design, I’m a published author and the treasurer for Worship! Write! Witness!, the Colorado Springs chapter of ACFW. Last year, when it came time for elections for the board positions for 2009, I had a momentary lapse of sanity in considering the position of publicity officer and handing over my position to someone else. It was our very own Mary Davis, president of the Springs chapter, who talked some sense into me. 🙂
For those who aren’t aware, I’m pregnant and expecting our first baby in March. It’s going to bring about a lot of change, and I honestly don’t know what I was thinking when I thought I could take on anything more than I already do. So, thank you, Mary, for being a somewhat sane person during my brief spell of insanity!
Now, let’s get back to this fantastic web site. Yes, I can say that, since I designed it and maintain it. LOL!
How about a peek in what’s coming in the next week or so? Would you like that? Yes, I thought you would.
But first, here’s what we have to offer right now:
- A blog on the main page that you can follow, posted to by the board officers for our existing chapters
- Individual chapter pages featuring their upcoming schedule and speaker line-ups for 2009
- Links along the sidebars on the chapter pages to member web sites and blogs
- A preview of other groups in Colorado who may or may not be in the process of forming an official chapter, so if you live in that area, you can get in touch with others who live nearby (if they become chapters, they’ll have their own page)
Next up is a page spotlighting current and upcoming events that will be taking place in Colorado. These will include our one-day conferences and our annual retreat for now. However, if there will be multi-author book signings or speaking events, we’ll also highlight those as well.
In addition, we’ll soon be offering the opportunity for you to request critiques of your fiction writing by professional critiquers. There will be a page where you can fill out a form with your request and submit your pages. Proceeds will benefit the chapters in Colorado.
That’s all for now, but stay tuned to all of the exciting things happening. We’ve just launched, but already, we’re buzzing and hopping.
And don’t forget, our national conference this year is coming to DENVER! It’s been 5 years since it’s been here, and we’re all excited. If you’re a fiction writer and are able to attend, you don’t want to miss it. Of course, your favorite board officers here in Colorado will be there to greet you too. *winks*
That’s all from me for this month. Thanks for stopping by.
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Tiffany (Amber Miller) Stockton is an author and freelance web site designer who lives with her husband and fellow author in beautiful Colorado Springs. They are expecting their first child in March and have a vivacious puppy named Roxie, who is half Border Collie and half Flat-Haired Retriever. She has sold six books to the Heartsong Presents line of Barbour Publishing. Other writing credits include several writing articles for various publications, five short stories with Romancing the Christian Heart, nine contributions to the book, 101 Ways to Romance Your Marriage and 2 contributions to Grit for the Oyster. Read more about her at her web site: www.ambermiller.com.