Writer 1: So it’s official then, with your publisher?
Writer 2: As of yesterday.
Writer 1: Have you been wined-and-dined yet?
Writer 2: No, not yet. Were you? You must have been.
Writer 1: Oh, I was wined-and-dined once, a long long time ago. At the beginning.
Writer 2: Only that one time?
Writer 1: Now they just send me letters.