My networking and media tips:
1. Treat others how you would like to be treated (I think I'm stealing from the good book here, but it sort of covers so many areas).
2. Try to find balance between networking and writing. If the balance goes awry, do not beat yourself up over it. Reset your priorities and start over. No biggie. (BTW, if you find a good and permanent way to keep the balance - please share)
3. Have fun. If it's not fun, it's not worth doing.
For me, that sort of sums it up. Oh and give a super big THANK YOU to those who provide you with opportunities to meet others and share your work and insight! So, Dawna and Fel, you two are my HEROES!!!
I had a great time these past couple weeks meeting you fine folks and reading about your work, your interests, and just the general camaraderie that ensued! Don't be a stranger, let's keep in touch. And if I can help you in the future in any way, please don't hesitate to ask!