I'm bak from St. Louis. Really great conference with a chance to meet a lot of neat people. I got some good feedback on my first 500 words, which confirmed what my sister and I discussed earlier. So now I have some work to do on my opening few chapters. I think I need to deconstruct them to bring them more in line with the ending.
I learned a lot at the conference, and once I finish my re-writes, I'll be ready to submit to the agents at the conference.