So my book (to be published 9th December; buy it here) has been printed and sent to me.
It came in a big box with 24 copies and it was so exciting I did a little wee.
If you are thinking of writing a book and are wondering what the upsides might be, one of them is opening a big box with a penguin on it and seeing your words in a bound collection of pieces of paper that’s exactly like Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, only possibly not quite as good. Upsides to come include having it in the poor, long-suffering British Library, along with literary salons such as Tesco, Asda and Smiths, each of which have been kind enough to take on 10,000 copies to make 30,000 Christmases just peachy.
Here is a short guided tour: