~Great writers (the published, the almost published, and the just starting out) who are also great people.
~Bootcamp. You were all awesome. Really. Thank you for your comments and suggestions.
~New faces. I love it when people come up and introduce themselves.
~Smiles and hugs.
~Learning more about the craft.
~Authors whose eyes light up when they talk about their book/s. Their passion is contagious. I love hearing the stories behind the stories.
~Books. And more books.
~Enthusiasm and encouragement.
~Late night sushi. And pizza. And Cafe Rio.
~Don't wait until the last few minutes to try and get pictures.
~Make sure the camera is on the right setting before handing it over to someone else and asking them to take a shot.
~Sleep at least one, if not two full nights before the conference.
~Try to become more adept at matching name tags and faces.
~Muster the courage to talk to people you'd really like to talk to; overcome social shyness.
~Invite more people to late night sushi. I crave more time to talk to other writers about life and writing.