I'm winging my way to San Antonio today for the annual Paradise Lost Writers Workshop, where I shall marinate and steep myself in other writers and their work, and hopefully have mine torn apart (in a nice way).
I haven't been to a workshop since 2008, when I attended Viable Paradise on Martha's Vineyard. Incidentally, applications for VP are now open, and I highly recommend the experience. Yes, I kind of had a writerly meltdown afterwards, but I learned a ton of stuff that once my mind was able to absorb it, vastly improved my writing.
I found that my first workshop sort of broke me down to build me back up, but it's where I found my tribe. I'm excited about PL because it will be a mini-reunion of several VP friends I made, and new ones I've only met online.
I fully expect to return with a brain of mush. I know I'm not selling it very well, but I'm practically bouncing in my seat in anticipation as I type this.