Michael speaks in his epilogue about the story of writing his book. Here he describes how his writing block was overcome:
“When I finally made myself sit down, the words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs and pages came tumbling, gushing, streaming out. A dam had broken, and when fifteen pages later I reviewed the result, I realised I was witnessing a miracle. Gone were all the crossings out, the infill arrows, the redistribution of thought arrows that normally graced my pages like spiders fighting ink battles. I held fifteen pages of fluent thought, emotion and story-telling such I had never seen in my life! And the miracle was real. Some months later I resumed work on this book after a long break … Truly a new world had opened up to me. I had finally found the ‘voice’ for my writing for which I had been searching in vain all the previous years. Since then I have rewritten almost the whole book.”
Michael is the author of The State of Freedom and Justice. Read more about it by clicking on the cover image below.