I'm off to Adelaide this week to begin my Fellowship (May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust) and I've been making lists - packing lists of sundries, writing materials, research notes, character profiles, plot overviews, art supplies, dummy books, sketch pads, portfolio, sticky notes, highlighters, planners, notebooks, workshop notes, handouts, books, laptop, iPad - you get the idea.
And then there's the clothing: for the gym, the 'at home writing', the public speaking, the school workshops, the meet-ups with other writers (read coffee). I've also been told to keep in mind the changeable weather - 16 degrees in the morning, 34 degrees in the afternoon. Which, for a Gold Coaster like myself, means both winter and summer clothes to pack.
Now bookmark this page as I endeavour to blog about my experience over the coming weeks as a Fellow of the Burrow in the beautiful city of Adelaide, South Australia.
Any comments or advice gratefully accepted below.