When I was a kid I wanted to be an author and the image I had in my mind was of me walking into a book shop, picking up a copy of my own book from the shelves, looking at my name there on the cover and then taking it to the counter and buying it.
That, if you like, was the dream. So now, when I am in a position to live it, have I done so? The answer is nope.
My latest book is stocked in a fair few book stores, some so close to my home that only someone too lazy to live could avoid buying it for reasons of convenience. Yet I still haven’t done it – why not?