Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Darcy Come Lately

Maven Darcy Burke While all the Mavens are asleep in their beds in Dallas in the wee hours of Thursday morning, I will just be arriving. Originally, it was a tight fit getting away to Dallas and so I booked a red eye. As things turned out, I could have left earlier today, but I didn't feel like paying the umpteen hundred dollar change fee. I also didn't feel like getting to the airport at 3:30 this morning in the hope that I might get a standby flight to Seattle and that I might get a standby flight to Dallas. I also really appreciate the extra day with my kids because I'll be honest and show my true colors here: I hate being away from them. They are terribly fun and I love them to pieces (or as my daughter says, "I very love them").

Like Jacqueline, I am leaving for Dallas later today. Taking the red eye, I planned to nap when I arrived in the early morning and then casually start my Thursday. Then I got the appointment for my agent pitch and, yep, it's Thursday morning. After much teeth gnashing, I've come to terms with it (after all, there's nothing to be done) and can only hope I am not too tired to string words together. Why oh why did the others Mavens get Friday appointments when they all arrived earlier??? Ah well, at least I got to see Harry Potter this morning. So, if you're in Dallas, don't be surprised if I stop you some time Thursday morning before 10:30 and spring my pitch on you for that's all the practice I'm going to get. That said, I'm excited to pitch my book because I love it so! Here's hoping I do it justice.

Unlike Jacqueline, I began assembling wardrobe pieces for this trip several weeks ago. I've been a bit obsessed about it actually because I haven't bought very many business casual clothes over the past several years. And I even found cute, comfy, dressy sandal slides! Just uploading a bit more Dave Matthews Band to the iPod and doing last minute stuff before heading out around 7. My folks are coming to watch the kids while Mr. Burke and I have a *gasp* date at the airport. Hey, you make the most of what you've got.

See you in/from Dallas. And wish me luck and coherent speech tomorrow.


Isabel said...

Best of the best vibes, Darcy. You'll do great. :D I'll be thinking of you.


Erica Ridley said...

Who's asleep in their beds? Not this Maven! I haunt the Coffee Post with my laptop. Best wifi I've found so far *and* coffee. What more could a girl want?

(Except maybe... more than 4 hours sleep? *g)

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