OK, Big Sur was great, like I already mentioned. But I fibbed about one thing. The highlight was not the guy telling me I was pretty at the gas station (though it was a nice finishing touch to the weekend).
The real highlight was meeting agent Laura Rennert, having her love my voice/work, and signing with her (as of Friday). Laura is a Senior Agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, represents some amazing authors and books, and is passionate about her work.
Not only is she a fabulous agent (my top choice), I think she's even more excited about my book than I am. We emailed throughout the week, talked on the phone Friday, and then it was official.
If you ever get a chance to go to Big Sur, I highly recommend it. Being able to chit chat, eat lunch with, and get feedback from excellent agents, editors, and authors is worth every bit of the investment.