Boot-i-Con was the perfect end to my week away - I roomed with Anne, who may actually be a twin (separated at birth of course). Our late night giggly conversations interrupted everyone else's sleep, but Bootcampers are a polite group, and no-one mentioned our midnight chats.
As well as writing techniques and ideas, I learned some new skills:
- How to identify a wombat scat and wombat trails - unfortunately this did not lead to a wombat sighting despite several late night expeditions.
- How to light and manage a fireplace - not a skill we need very often in Queensland
- How to cook on a wood-fired stove. (And boy is having a continual supply of boiling water in the kettle a great thing for a writer)
- How to pack an extra 7kg of books, gifts, writing supplies and chocolate into a suitcase that was pretty full to start with.