I lived in Bachelors Way as a pre-teenager and wrote some stories about my early life, with no intention of writing an autobiography, mainly because I doubt if anybody would be interested. It turned into a collective biography of the amazing group of people I grew up with, most of whom have now read it. Worth doing? Unexpected catharsis. Highly recommended.
That was a first personal journey. It led immediately to a second, present Work in Progress. It’s called FINGERS. It describes the gradual life changes caused by Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM), a degenerative muscle-wasting condition. I’ve chosen to describe it wrapped in a political thriller about a pick-pocket who is diagnosed with the condition. It’s hard going but I think it will be worth it, if only to draw attention to this little-known condition. Fifteen chapters completed. Another five (?) to go.