Wake, just after seven, with a sudden, tightening feeling of comprehensive anxiety. For a while I feel quite immobilised.
This weight does not lift until after I’ve washed, dressed, exercised (without enthusiasm), breakfasted and left for Prominent Studios to meet Bobby Birchall, the designer we’ve chosen for the ‘Palin’s Pacific’ book.
I have committed to a nine-part travel series, and a book to go with it, both of which have already paid me an advance. I have two people, well three, with Kath, waiting to hear what I have to say about book, design, working together. I have two options – one, to run screaming from the room, the other to run the meeting.
I run the meeting.