Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Karoo Plainsong Arrives
At first, I thought it was a misdirected furniture delivery.
Then I noticed a familiar terracotta colour beneath the plastic wrappings. Surely not? Surely the driver didn't need a forklift to transfer 200 copies of a novel from the back of his truck to my front door?
Indeed, he did. 200 copies, wrapped up in batches of 16, on a wooden pallett. Seriously heavy.
So after more than 5 years, many rewrites, countless wrestlings with plot and character, my story has settled itself between the covers of a book, and is there for you to read. All 416 pages of it. Weighing in at 530 grams on my kitchen scale. What a baby!