The 2007 CSSF workshop ended today, and boy what a memorable ending it was. Jim was making his final remarks when the tornado siren went off. We ended up lounging in the basement until the threat had passed.
After dinner, we finished watching Flash Gordon (the original serial from the 1930's). It's so campy that you can't help but watch and laugh. The friendships you build with your fellow workshop attendees and teachers is just as valuable as the lessons you learn during the workshop, I think. Science Fiction is about people, after all.
I'm off to Kansas City tomorrow afternoon, where I'll be reunited with Dena. We haven't been apart longer than a few days since we started dating over a decade ago. The workshop was worth every minute away, but it will be good to be back.
Much digesting of knowledge still to do. I think I have a pretty solid handle on the things I need to focus on next (passive writing in particular). I feel really good about the revisions I need to do and think I've got a decent shot at getting published once I finish.