I’ve got a new piece up at The Lineup, about how to survive a writing conference. Trust me, it ain’t easy. So much walking! So much drinking! It’s nuts.
Here’s the first tip, for free:
1. DRINK WATER, EAT FOOD.
At my first Bouchercon, I went the whole first day without drinking any water. My hangover on day two persisted until the early evening. This year, I forgot to eat dinner one night. With the time difference and the heavy restaurant meals, it’s easy to get sidetracked. Remember, your body has already been hammered by travel (unless you’re lucky enough to be a local). Be smart. And pack some aspirin, just in case.