Okay, that may be taking things a tad too far but I did it!
I actually got up in front of 200 plus people and discussed the life of a romance author and the wonderful world of Mills and Boon.
From the number of people who came up to me afterwards and said it was fantastic and inspiring and fabulous, I reckon I did okay ;)
The day was all the better because I got to catch up with a bunch of old friends.
I nattered almost the whole way of the longish drive with my oldest school friend (she was meant to do the talking so I could save my voice but somehow-as usual apparently!-I ended up doing most of the talking. Jenny said I always liked to tell a good story at school...)
When I arrived, I was interviewed by the Great Southern Star newspaper with loads of happy snaps and caught up with Mel, a writing buddy from way back.
Then onto lunch where a bunch of my uni mates formed a table to support me. How great is that?
So more nattering with Teresa (who roped me into this in the first place, thanks T!), Mary and Leanne, before I did my thing on the stage, followed by devouring the cakes. Oh boy, the cakes...quite simply, a highlight of the day!
I signed books, chatted some more, was barrel girl for the raffle and was presented with a stunning box of flowers and a L'Oreal gift pack (the sponsors of the day.)
There were Victoria and Melbourne representatives of the MS society at the lunch and I'm sure they would've been blown away by the attendance.
A great time was had by all (oh, and the frock and shoes were a hit too!)