Workshop Hangover

Thinking about Thursday

Look, it's Nora Roberts! And, she's standing with ME! 
 
This time last week, I was sitting in my first RWA NATIONALS workshop.
It was an absolutely exhausting, fantastic trip. 
I came home with my brain so full I haven't been able to even open my WIP.
Don't think that was the intended result. 

Other than the general physical exhaustion, which  I have finally recovered from, I think I have a "Workshop hangover". 

RWA was my 3rd writing conference this year. So, I've had this feeling before. I should be completely pumped, motivated, cranking out words so fast you can't see my fingers moving on the keyboard. 

Instead, I couldn't even write my blog post on Tuesday and haven't managed more than a few emails this whole week. 

Why? Because the sheer sense of responsibility to create a quality product is overwhelming. 

After all I've learned this year, I feel like I've been to OZ and seen the man behind the curtain. He's short, ugly and looks alot like my internal editor, Boris.
 I know people are going to tell me,
 "Just write. Just get the words on the paper."

But, I'm past that. I am in my fourth round of revisions.  
And, because of what I learned last week, facing down a HUGE rewrite. 

Please, don't read this as whining.

I will do it. 
I have 11 days before my real life pounces, again. 

I plan to make good use of that time, but I'm still... oh, I don't know... 
Paralyzed with fear? 

Am I the only one? Do you come back from conferences all afire and ready to go? Or does the knowledge it isn't just about "getting the story on paper" give you a moment's pause?