It's done. I gave the full-day workshop on "Think 'Published' to Get Published," at Anne Hillerman's home in Santa Fe (Yes, she's one of Tony's daughters). Eleven people attended and by the end we were all exhausted; I gave them so much information I could see their heads swelling. I also made them do all kinds of writing exercises so that they'd have several places to start on their search for publication, AND also did quite a bit of psychological work to help them figure out why they write and why they want to get published.
Anyway, I just wanted to shout out a big public thank you to everyone who took part in my various discussion topics on the forums during the last few weeks. Your ideas and suggestions made this workshop a more valuable experience for these new writers.