As many of you know, I attended the Taos Summer Writers' Conference. It was all that I had hoped for and more. Summer Wood was a wonderful workshop leader. She kept us on task, and somehow managed to raise everyone up while pointing out specific areas for improvement in each of our novels. Best of all, we had a lot of fun together. Now I'm back to the business of putting what I've learned into practice. So far, the strategies and techniques seem to be working to strengthen the narrative and make the characters that much more realistic. I'm looking forward to sharing my story with you soon.