Another one-word title beginning with 'SL'. I like one-word titles. They have a figurative range that multi-worded titles just don't. I like the title of my third book and I like the book itself. Is it okay to say that?
But, you see, as a somewhat unconvinced, and unconvincing, want-to-be writer, what is present the third time round is a sense of satisfaction. A comfortableness with what I am and what I've produced. This is a new experience for me. On the first I was airborne, enveloped by naivety and delusion, and on the second I was lamed by uncertainty and a certain crisis of identity.
But the third is different. Like a third child, I'm taking it all in and living in the experience.
I enjoyed writing this book - the characters, the darkness, the humour and story itself. It is what I'd intended. Exactly what I wanted it to be - imperfections and all. It is also the best I could do, in this moment. Or that moment, rather, given that I finished a year and a half ago.
So I hope you - whoever you are - read it. And I hope you enjoy it.
It's funny and it's short - sure what more can you ask for?