This was my first SCBWI conference and although it wasn't quite as I'd expected, I did learn some new things about how the book industry works in Australia and some interesting differences between here and the US market. AND I got to hang out with writer friends I knew, like Aleesah Darlison and Penny Morrison (fellow shortlisted author for the CALEB prize I mentioned in my last post).
But it wasn't really relaxing - at least not for an introvert like me.
So I've spent the rest of the week laying low, soaking up the silence while the kids are at school and chipping away at one of my new stories.
And today, feeling almost normal again, I put my boots back on and drove over to Beecroft, where the lovely Children's Bookshop is, to celebrate the launch of the other Penny's Captain Sneer the Buccaneer!
What a fun book with lovely illustrations and a terrific sense of humour! It's certainly worth adding to the Christmas shopping list.