Welp, that's it, and wow, has it been a whirlwind few days! Things that happened:
1) Read A LOT of queries, first 250 words, and synopses. I underestimated how entrenched I was going to get in the critiquing process. I probably looked at and provided comments for at least thirty separate projects and came back to multiple, too. Having never really read the sheer number of queries I ended up reading for WriteOnCon, I felt like I came out with a good grasp of what works and what doesn't in a query. At least, I hope I came out with a better grasp than I did going in. Other thing I learned: Everybody has cool ideas. Absolutely everybody. Also, I felt bad about myself because everybody else was so FREAKING GOOD AT WRITING. Wow. People are awesome. I would read 90 percent of what I commented on. I'm so easy like that.
2) Got some fantastic feedback on my own query/250. My query started out at over 300. It now clocks in at around 230, by virtue of the great advice people gave me. I read some incredible first lines in the 250 forum, and it gave me plenty of inspiration for my own.
3) Met some cool people! Including one person who lives near Cambridge and is a nerdfighter! We shall meet up in reality soon.
4) I learned that CODE NAME VERITY is the new "it" book of YA. Everybody and their dog brought it up. Historical and contemporary are getting a lot of love right now too (which is awesome). Picked it up in a bookstore and read the first couple of pages some weeks ago. I thought it had great voice, but I didn't keep going. Guess I should give it another gander.
5) I got a full request from an amazing agent I've researched off my first 250! Totally didn't expect this, haven't even started querying for real yet. But yeah. I freaked out maybe a little. Fingers crossed. More queries going out soon, also. This book may or may not be The One, but regardless of what happens, I'm sure having fun with it so far.
In conclusion, great fun, loved it, would definitely do it again. Thanks to Lisa & Laura, Elana J, and the other organizers who put it all together and have done so for three years now. Lovely opportunity for all writers.
Other things that happened during the Con, but unrelated:
1) I did not pack for school. Or buy textbooks because WHO NEEDS THOSE. Yeah. The excitement of the request sort of eclipsed all other practical things.
2) THE DEMIGOD DIARIES by Rick Riordan came out! And I almost forgot! Read the Percy chapter first (of course). Squealed over my illegal love for a sixteen-year-old MG protagonist (seriously, I need to stop aging). Will probably start trolling around the fandom again for more fics? I'm sure there will be some good lead up to MARK OF ATHENA.
3) Got my schedule. I equated all my classes to Harry Potter. As in, Legislation and Regulation: Transfiguration. Torts: Charms. Criminal Law: Defense Against the Dark Arts. Civil Procedure: Potions. And Legal Research and Writing: History of Magic. Get off me, you know you did this with your classes too at some point. Now all I gotta do is pay tuition ... a lot bigger of a price tag than Hogwarts, I imagine.