Today has been a long time coming. In several hours I will be meeting with the Senior Editor of (insert huge book publisher here). No biggie. This will be the first of meetings with several different publishers sprinkled between now and next Monday in New York.
I flew in last night and crashed at my friend Allison’s place. She had a new air mattress waiting for me that is right out of the Princess and the Pea. Seriously, it’s like 2 feet tall. Technically I am running on West Coast time, and yet I woke up at 5 in the morning, and continued to stare at the ceiling until about 6:30, when I decided to get up and procure a bagel. (Let’s pause to celebrate real bagels. Yay!)
Now it’s 8:19. I have two hours before I have to leave the apartment. Yes, I have plenty of work that I could be doing. And yet, I can’t. All I can do is iron my shirt, take a shower, and purge some of my nerves via this post. Well…I guess Allison also has cable. I’m sure I can find some tragic reality TV show rerun that will give me the self confidence I need to head into this meeting.
Or maybe I’ll just eat more food I can’t get in Seattle…