August 12, 2007

Conference, cake and competitions

Well, the conference so far has been fabulous. The weather is fabulous, the hotel is right on Darling Harbour, Jenny Crusie is fabulous, Anne Stuart is fabulous, hell, pretty much everyone here is fabulous (and a great writer).

The conference is doing a bang up job of stuffing us full of fabulous foods which are leaning heavily to the cake variety. I need to spend about fifty hours working out but that's next week's problem.

Today I'm having lunch with Jenny with some of the other Aussie cherries and last night I won the single title category of the Emerald Award (which is the Australian equivalent of the Golden Heart). Life is fabulous. My speech was less fabulous because I didn't write one in advance because I didn't expect to win. So apologies for babbling and if I forgot anyone fabulous who deserved to be mentioned!

3 comments:

Keziah Hill said...

And you looked gorgeous in that dress!

Bronwyn Parry said...

WOOOO-HOOOOO Mel on the Emerald win!!

It's a fantastic achievement - being judged as outstanding by readers on the WHOLE manuscript is brilliant, prestigious, and is a testament to your talents.

Mel said...

Thanks gals, I'm still grinning! Can't we do conference all over again?? Please?