Although I had a great time in Texas, I'm finding, as many of you probably have in the past, that going to a conference usually ends up throwing you way behind at work. I've got so much stuff piled up over a few days in my office that I'm back to trying to get one paragraph a night done on my own writing. The rest of my time is spent playing catch up. Whatever you do, try to stay off committees wherever you work. They are the great time killer. Over half of my work pile upon returning was due to a single committee that I'm on.
On the other hand, I sold three copies of my novel while I was at the conference, and so with all my earnings I'm going to rush out and buy myself a...well, something cheap.