I went into the conference thinking my focus was shifting to non-fiction. And it is. A bit.
On the other hand, I got some positive feedback about my "novel" (why do I insist on putting that word in quotes?). I LOVE Sarah Aronson (author of YA novel Head Case)! She put together an incredible workshop about "great beginnings." She gave the participants very detailed critiques on our first 1000 words. My brain is swimming with ideas for moving forward with my "novel" - which might now, incidently, be in the "tween" category.
But, I also got some good feedback for one of my picture book manuscripts. I feel like I can make some fairly minor changes and submit it.
I'm trying not to be paralyzed trying to figure out where to start!