My workshop LOVED the new draft of the SF novel. I have to say, people, I was feeling really tense about it, because I worked super-hard on the revision, and I thought it was really good, hugely improved from the previous version, but it's so hard to judge your own stuff, so I wasn't sure AT ALL, and when they started telling me how much they loved it, it was like this huge weight rolling off my back.
I mean, I still have to write the rest of the book. But the first 32,857 words are pretty golden. :-) :-) :-)