Writing books is great as long as you don't talk about it.

View of the Matang over the Great Swamp, Sarawak (1876 ) by Marianne North

The thing about having drinks with people after your book reading is that you’re amped up because you’ve just been holding forth about your writing for a full hour, and then you sit and sign books and meet people, one or two of whom might actually have read something you wrote onc…

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