|Dover Harbour, avant le deluge
The life of the professional novelist is an agreeable one. You make your own hours, you do your best work in your pyjamas and Uggs, no boss glares at you when you have crisps and Guinness for lunch.
And I finished the book the way professionals finish their books: by getting up early, sitting at a desk and getting the work done before breakfast. Solitude may be the school of genius but if you’re looking to cure writer’s block or meet a deadline it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.