I've always wanted to be on the cover of something.
Anything would do, as far as I'm concerned.
And to celebrate having just sent off the final manuscript to the proof-reader, I'm soon going down the Black Buoy to have a pint or three of Guinness (not too cold, mind) - just like one of the characters in the book does.
I can't help reflecting, however, on editor David Roberts and me having had to contend with a broken 'O' on his computer while we worked away tirelessly.
I'm sure that doesn't happen at HarperCollins.
In response, David pointed out that he hpes I have a lvely time at the Black Buy.