So, you know how I mentioned I had been accepted to appear on The Hook! at the SCBWI conference in Winchester? Well, the conference took place a couple of weeks ago and I did indeed do The Hook! and, amazingly, I won!
I’m so proud of myself. I’ve always had a thing about public speaking and it has put me off doing all sorts of things, but I actually did it this time. I was terrified – shook all the way through – but I did it! And I think I’m happier about that than actually winning!
I know that’s a bit mad, because a fabulous agent, Amber Caraveo of Skylark Literary, is now going to read Hagstone and give me feedback on it, and that will be invaluable. In truth I’m very excited about it, and it’s all systems go here, as I try and polish the book before I send it to her.
I’m also very grateful for all the support that I got from fellow SCBWI’s, especially from those in Scotland. Tips, practice, hugs – you name it, they supplied it. Even the photo above… Elizabeth Frattaroli, thank you!
Thank you, all.
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Many congratulations Helen! I heard about your win and I could not be more delighted. I know how hard you work on your public speaking and this is the result. Brilliant.
Thank you so much, Dill – both for this and for the techniques you taught me! I think I must have used them all!