When my buddy klingonguy said he was accepted into Taos Toolbox 2010, I emailed Walter and asked if I could be on an alternates list. That is, if he had room, could I go a second time? And I promised myself to focus differently. Because, yes, I'm going to TT again.
Three years ago was different. I was just learning things about short stories. Walter and Connie gave me a lot of input that I needed to process and it took a couple of years. And they covered things I wasn't ready for. Especially with respect to novels. So this time I'm focusing on a novel and I'm going to be listening for how novels should be shaped. What's the same and what's different from a shorter piece.
I wish some of TT 2007 could be there, too. Especially as we're going to be back at Snow Bear after all. But I feel lucky to be going at all. And in June, there's bound to be snow. And no, I'm not a workshop junkie. It has to do with expanding what I learned, what I absorbed.