Saturday, January 31, 2009
Finally got first copies of Guilt yesterday. It looks good. Its a strange process seeing one's book in print - kind of detached yet also so intimate. In all the prcess of writing one comes to love the characters and know them with an intensity like that with which we know our closest friends. Letting them go at the last page, not knowing what will become of them is like a kind of bereavement, yet one without a corpse. Now, here they are again in the strange garb of a bound volume, the firm print of a paperback. Phrases over which I aginised are not set in stone - or at least in paper, unchangeable and defined. The only way forwrd is on to the next. No looking back, this book is launched for better or worse.