A friend of mine, who sadly doesn't have a blog that I can link to, just finished writing his fantasy trilogy.
So I'm taking a moment out from regular blog topics to yell "GO ADAM!" really loudly.
I was there when this book was started. It was in a cafe in Dublin with wrought-iron chairs and tiles on the table-tops. It was dark outside, and we sat beside the floor-to-ceiling windows and stared at the painted mirrors and drank fruit tea and ate muffins and talked about the books we wanted to write. I think the idea had been in his head for a while - I was there when it got refined.
And yesterday afternoon, I was having tea with friends when my phone rang, and it was Adam.
"I wanted you to be the first to know - it's finished! And as soon as I hang up, I'm off to tell my parents."
It's been a privilege to be there from Day One, and it was such a privilege to be the first person to hear that it was finished. It's been such fun hearing about the characters. And it's been painful knowing that my friend, who is supposed to like me and want what is best for me, won't tell me the bloody ending! :D
I'm kidding about that last one - I asked not to be spoiled. So I have no idea how the story ends! But I can't wait to find out.
I'm very happy as a writer, and I'm happy as a writer's friend. But most of all, I'm happy was a reader.
All together now: GO ADAM!!!