Thursday, 2 April 2009
The First Rule Of Achievement
Today is the official publication day of my latest book, Nathaniel Wolfe and the Bodysnatchers. My publisher sent me a bottle of champagne in the post. That’s very nice except that I stopped drinking at the end of 2007. Never mind, I’m sure I’ll find someone to drink it for me. This sort of thing never happened when I was young and utterly impoverished. In those days my wife and I would buy a bottle of extra strong cider on a Friday night and sit in front of an open fire drinking it slowly. I think there must be some sort of cosmic rule which states that you can only have stuff when you no longer really want it. Or maybe it’s the other way round. As soon as you stop wanting stuff, it is automatically yours.