Almost finished my two-week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. It has been glorious. I’ve met tons of new people, talked about art and writing, had a couple of readings and one tour of the artists’ studios, and even went to a local rural pub—one of the oldest in Ireland. I’ve amalgamated most of my research, finished my outline and written a few scenes, and I love the way the book is progressing. I’ve learned a lot about my characters and how to bring out their stories. Highly recommended!