Saturday, April 07, 2007
6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
3:30 pm and 82 degrees.
I leave for the airport in four and a half hours. I am almost packed. I keep adding things.
Like sweaters. Socks.
And Chocolate covered Kona coffee beans.
Temiyage for the trip to.
Omiyage for the trip back.
Everyone from Hawaii knows about this. You visit a place bringing gifts.
And come back with omiyage.
Gifts for friends and relatives.
I will have to search New York and find those meaningful and thoughtful mementos.
Like keychains in the shape of the Statue of Liberty and ticket stubs from a Broadway play. Well...Maybe something better than that.
I will have to think hard.
Did I tell you all I have never been to New York?
Did I tell you what I will be doing there?
Monday I visit William Morris Agency.
Tuesday I visit Putnam.
Wednesday...I can't remember what I am doing Wednesday...Oh yes! I am seeing Wicked.
And having breakfast with my publicist and...seeing a museum in the afternoon with my editor...
They are taking good care of me.
So am I excited?
Am I nervous?
I don't know. I don't think so.
I will be blogging each day and letting you all experience what it is like to go to New York and meet all the people that make dreams about publishing a reality.
The impossible becomes the possible.
So come along for the ride...
Honolulu Airport to catch Northwest Airlines flight 218 leaving at 10:50 pm.
I connect in Minneapolis St Paul taking flt 186 to New York and arrive at LaGuardia 7:01 pm Sunday.
And then the fun starts.
And as Perry would say.
That is so totally cool!