This is my first year participating in the FSDW and it was wonderful. First, and probably foremost, the event provided me the opportunity to continue tinkering on a project; however, because I could submit a project in a half-baked form, I did not feel the pressure to complete a full, polished draft. Any event that helps me to continue moving forward on writing projects is a good thing.
Second and third, I want to thank my active group members (Linda, Amber, & Summer) for sharing such interesting projects and insights from their own work. As with any good academic discussion, their projects got my excited to go read and/or view other texts as well as got me thinking more deeply about different topics. The cover letters were very helpful in guiding feedback so that I knew were I could provide the most help.
I also want to thank my group for providing me with wonderful feedback. Since my project is still in the developing phase, I benefited a lot from "I like...continue persuing here" and "I'm confused...what do you mean by ____?" comments.
I was not active in the social media outlets during the week; however, I look forward to skimming some of the archives to learn from the larger group. I look forward to participating again next year.
Thanks to the organizers and other event facilitators for all their hard work!