Giving life to a book
A Degree of Death was published by Amazon on 25:11:17. Being male I do not have the foggiest idea what it must be like to give birth. Seeing buildings and places you have designed actually come to life is a quite wonderful process. You see people inhabit them and lead parts of their life in them.
Publishing a book is a much more lonely process. You put it out there and you get a copy. For the first book you publish this is a fairly exciting occasion, but even then there is a distinct feeling of anti-climax. Nothing happens. The book just sits there on your desk. This thing you have laboured long and hard to produce is completely inanimate. You just have to wait for the sales figures to start getting reported and the reviews and reactions come in. Of course you pretend that none of this is of any consequence....