What I would like most is a spare month. I feel bad about turning down interview requests and invitations from old friends. But I have got to say no, otherwise I would never write another book. “It’s like sailing an oil tanker and navigating your way across the ocean. When someone says, “Can you come and talk about your book?” you have to stop the engine three days before you have to bring it into the harbor. And that’s what people don’t realize. They say the signing or dinner is only for an hour, but what they don’t realize is that when I get back on board the engines are cold and it takes hours and days to bring it back on course because it has drifted.
Actually, I am driving a million tonner tanker.