Food has been interesting. Last night for dinner it was Tempe Dogs. I think that's a form of tofu in the shape of a hot dog. I had vegetables and a piece of bread. The cookies though are another story.
Then of course there was karaoke. I only stayed for a few minutes, and it was fun, but by that time my brain was frazzled and I needed some time back in the room to decompress before going to sleep. I was not the only one.
What did I learn?
In Sharon's workshop and in Louise's workshop, I learned ways to dig deeper to get to the true heart and passion of the character. In Alan's workshop, I learned some of the pitfalls of writing and how to avoid them. In the grad. lecture, I learned the science of creating humor. In workshop, I learned to read carefully and what things to look for when critiquing a piece of writing. I learned nothing in Karaoke that I didn't already know (I am not brave enough to get up and sing unless I have many magaritas!)
Today is registration, so I have to fork over the money. Also lectures by Shelley Tanaka, Tim Wynne-Jones, and MT Anderson. Tonight is yet another cocktail party and then an auction of some sort run by Tim Wynne-Jones and MT Anderson. Should be fun!
Picture Book Special Day Event!