Well, I liked my old website, but this one suits me much better. I failed miserably at keeping up to date on my old site. While redesigning my website, it occurred to me that blogging about writing was kind of boring to me (except when it wasn't, which was apparently every six months or so). With that in mind, I believe my new site will be more attractive to me in terms of updating and holding my interest. Whether or not anyone else cares is another matter. :)
I attended World Con in San Antonio and had a blast. I got to hang out with old friends as well as meet friends I'd only ever known from the interwebs. Every convention I attend ends up being a great time that included much talking, laughing, and a bit of drinking (my liver just informed me that it was ready to resume routine imbibing).
All I know is that each time a convention ends, I truly miss the people I get to hang out with, and can't wait until I can see them again.
I won't go much into the business side of things, but World Con was a success for me. The successes I've had in writing (I've had a few believe it or not) are mainly due to my interactions with people at conventions. Being able to speak to people and act normal (well, somewhat normal at least) can get your foot in the door, but it won't ever excuse poor writing and bad storytelling. Will going to a convention help you? Probably. It certainly helps to meet the right people--people you feel comfortable around and can be yourself. If you don't find them right away, keep mingling. Trust me, you'll find them. And through them you'll meet other writers, and then some editors and agents.
Finally, near the dealer's area there were some Doctor Who props and a pretty realistic bridge of the original Star Trek Enterprise.
I couldn't help myself: