I'm typing this up this morning because I'm feeling particularly proud - not of myself I hasten to add - but of my wife. I'm the writer in the family, always have been, but I have this terrible 'cultural cringe' which haunts me. It's a cloud of self doubt and lack of belief you develop because of your roots. My roots are firmly entrenched in the deprived, working class housing schemes of Glasgow. From there you're never really meant to amount to much - sometimes you start to believe it...so when it comes to completing my book - self doubt can be overwhelming, I procrastinate, terribly.
Last year my wife more or less said "Goddammit Rory - I'll write a book, be finished before you are, publish it myself and show you how it's done!"
It was published 4 weeks ago, first in Kindle format, then paperback - I had a wee look on Amazon this morning - Amazon has over a million kindle books, and my wee wife, with no previous publishing history, no publicity, no experience of these things, has her kindle version sitting in the top ten thousand best sellers. Ten thousand out of a million!
I'm proud of you darlin' - no more procrastinating from me. Apart from my blog posts being a distraction lol.
I also need to add how proud I am of my step-daughter Brenna who's only 16 - She did the cover art!