You gotta love air-dried laundry.
Back to the workshop. I took notes, but out of respect to our instructor, Maggie Come Lately and My Beautiful Disaster author, Michelle Buckman, I won't plaster those on my blog. I will say that her sessions on marketing hammered home what I've recently learned and have discussed--YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE AND THE PUBLISHER YOU'RE TARGETING BEFORE YOU WRITE A NOVEL. Seriously. It's a must. Besides the fact you must follow their guidelines, including word count, you need to know if the target publisher represents novels similar to the one you wrote.
I cannot stress this enough.