While conferences like Bouchercon can be fun, they are also great for networking and learning. It’s one of the bigger cons so it’s not like I’m going to get to sit and talk quietly with anyone I meet, but it’s a place where there’s plenty of talent on the board to learn from.
And that’s huge. Particularly about mysteries. I’d love to up my mystery writing game. It seems that no matter what else I do, I tend to write mysteries. Even the paranormal women’s fiction series I’m slowly working on has a mystery at the heart of it.
Only one more book of that to write and then I can read through all of them and see about continuity issues that got missed in the story bible and make sure everything is as it should be.