Mr. Lucy and Marketing Guy Rick are important members of #TeamLucy. They are also long-time buddies and “talkers” who missed their in-person meeting during the pandemic lockdown.

Please enjoy the minutes of a meeting to discuss putting a book on sale.

• Rick arrives.
• 15 minutes spent discussing whether to order dinner.
• 10 minutes spent ordering dinner.
• Lucy is invited to join the meeting. She stupidly agrees.
• Lucy asks what dates she can tell readers that The Worst Best Man will be on sale.
• Rick asks if Lucy has discovered the flashlight capability of her watch. She has not. She can barely tell time on it. Rick discusses his daughter’s superior technological grasp of the same watch.
• Mr. Lucy refills the cat water fountain and wonders where our food is.
• Cleo makes an appearance and prances across the table.
• Food arrives.
• Lucy asks if we’ve decided when to put the book on sale.
• Rick reminisces about Chinese food that he ordered recently.
• Mr. Lucy and Rick compare notes… on Chinese food.
• Rick expresses concern that Lucy’s newsletters are “a little long”.
• Lucy expresses concern that Rick’s face is “a little dumb”.
• Mr. Lucy intervenes and suggests we discuss the title for Lucy’s next book.
• Lucy tells Marketing Guy Rick her title and why she thinks it’s the BEST, FUNNIEST TITLE IN THE HISTORY OF LUCY BOOKS INCLUDING GRUMPY GRUMP FACE. Rick looks vaguely approving. Or concerned. Lucy can’t tell. Mr. Lucy has concerns.
• Lucy gets up and does some chores. She’s been sitting for three hours.
• Mrs. Marketing Guy Rick calls and asks if he’s coming home or if he moved in with us. Rick assures her he’s coming home right now.
• Mr. Lucy twirls his beardstache like a villain while Rick talks about fireworks.
• Lucy exits the meeting and goes to bed.
• Mr. Lucy and Marketing Guy Rick agree on sale dates for The Worst Best Man. Spoiler Alert: It’s on sale now.