Back in the Real World
We did it! We survived my first day back to work. In fact, it went really, really well. McHotty was a rock star (no surprise). I called at noon and all was well, and again at four, and things were still cool, allowing me to go for a beer with the publicists (oh, did it taste sweet). Sherwood has never taken a bottle, but McH has him drinking breastmilk out of a cup now, and he loves his solids. He was fine (but glad to see me when I walked in the door). Cakes didn’t even notice I was gone.
I loved being back. My timing was good—just in time for sales conference, where we talk about the books we’re pubbing in the fall. There’s lots to be excited about—new Romeo Dallaire, Ami McKay, Sara Gruen, Robert Wiersema, and Camilla Gibb just to name a few. Very exciting stuff. And now a long weekend to recover from it all. Next week, Yann Martel will be in town. I’ll try to get a pic of us together.
Happy Easter, everyone!