As for the writing, I've been grinding very slowly away at rewrites of one of my Clarion stories (the "Heaven as bureaucracy" story, for those with long memories). Should have this one ready to submit within a week. It was amazingly painful to read over the critique comments and remember the emotions of that time, but I've gotten past that point and am diligently trying to make the story the best it can be. I now think that 17 critiquers is too many... you get too many comments pulling the story in different directions, and any problem so obvious that half of more of the people comment on it makes you really feel hammered, no matter how kind the individual comments. I may produce an essay about "Clarion as viewed from six years later."
Must sleep. Early meeting tomorrow.