It's all gesture. Turn a barn into a writing studio. Turn a country house into an office. Everything represents something else. Even my money is symbolic. What is money? Sure, for the poor it's a solution to a problem. But for me? A symbol only. I lose sleep over this new book. Why? Because it's not selling? What should I care? I don't need the royalties or the kudos. I need the symbolism of the sales. It would be better if I didn't care anymore. Like a dog who has been fixed and lies on the couch all day. Forgets what he once was.
I write at the kitchen table. It's enough.