My publisher is Algonquin Books, an imprint of Workman Publishing, and every year they have a party during the BEA (Bookexpo America). It was packed as always. People just love my publisher’s parties! The bigger crowd was to the right, where the bar was set up, and there was another huge crowd downstairs (where I suspect there was another bar).
I just flashed on my alcoholic days, when of course I would have too much to drink at parties. Shudder. Everyone is mostly sober these days, it seems. Or knows enough to keep their drinking to themselves. It used to be I’d see at least one person, usually more, over-doing it at any social event, and I’d think, ‘so glad that isn’t me.’ But all those people have disappeared. You never see drunks at parties anymore.
Well, good for all of them, and me, because …
I got to have a life that led to this day, this party, and seeing my book on the Algonquin shelves!!