But when it comes down to it, I've heard dozens of authors give tips on writing. When what would help me more than any set of tips I can think of is this:
Shut up and write!
That's all. I don't think there is any magic bit of advice that will take the place of just buckling down and focusing. So I might be doing that in a couple weekends, instead of the Tucson Festival of Books.
Then again...Miss Hannah's Gourmet Popcorn might be there again this year...how can I say no to rainbow popcorn???
(this sandwich from Beyond Bread was also amazing)