Finally back! Theresa and I met with lots of writers (and she met with lots of industry sorts) and... well, I don't remember much else. Lots of arguments about semicolons in fiction (that's just the sort I hang out with, alas). I'm sure more will occur to me once I get some sleep and file my final grades in my summer classes.
Theresa, there was something I said would make a good blog post-- oh, yeah, about how pauses in dialogue should be in the narrative, not in punctuation. Remember?