Monday, March 12, 2012
First, my students are back from their spring break, and I'll be in my city reviewing their first three memoirs tomorrow. They have written spectacularly. They have gone deep. I need to give them everything I've got.
On Wednesday another beautiful thing is going to happen—I'll hop a train and head to New York City, where I'll be meeting Tamra Tuller, my Philomel editor, for the very first time. Tamra read my Berlin book this weekend (the first two-thirds, all that I've written). With her kind early thoughts she returned the essence of the book to me, in the way that only the most generous of editors do.
On Thursday I head back to Philadelphia to spend the morning at the Public Library Association conference, to be held at the Civic Center. Please let me know if you'll be there. By noon I'll be back on a train and headed to Chesterbrook, where one of my favorite clients is located. You know who you are, Charlene and Mike.
Late Thursday night we'll pick our son up from the airport (he's in Las Vegas as of this hour). I hope to spend a lazy Friday with him.
Sunday we'll sadly be saying goodbye to our son as he heads back up to college to finish off his final semester. I'll cry a little, eat chocolate, no doubt, then start getting ready for the week ahead, which will include, among other things, Teen Day in Manayunk, which is shaping up to be a super event.
I hope your weeks ahead are full and rich.