Today is a huge day in my life.
It isn’t different from any other day. I’m doing more or less the same things. It isn’t my birthday or any anniversary. Nothing has significantly changed about me or my home.
In some ways this is a day I have been dreaming of for a significant part of my life. It is a day I never thought would ever happen, and that it only existed in my idle fantasies.
But it has happened.
I haven’t had official confirmation yet, because we are caught up in holidays and weekends when people are careless about going into the office, so I am assuming that everything has gone to plan.
Today is the day “Headrambles” leaves the printers and should shortly be appearing on the bookshelves.
I always dreamed of being an author. About thirty five years ago, I even went on a night course (‘Creative writing for beginners’) but of course nothing ever came of it. Since then. I have had my idle dreams, but never thought anything would happen.
I don’t expect the book to be a best seller. If sales run to more than three figures, I’ll be delighted. That isn’t important.
What is important to me is to walk into my local bookshop and browse the shelves,
and to see my name on a book there.