I glance at the report from my hit counter and note with sardonic interest that the last keyword search to lead someone to this blog is 'chiropractor jokes hell'.
Let's look at the things have befallen me over the past several months:
I get a slipped disc.
I get sciatica.
I have to chuck in the day job.
One of my crowns falls out.
And now, one of the hinges on my laptop's screen begins to give out (although the screen still functions fine, even if it looks like it's about to fall off altogether.
All since I got the deal for Stealing Light.
People, someone up there doesn't want me to write the book.
I remain defiant.