Last week I went to the local chicken shop. It’s not the premier brand of chicken shopand is run by some of the most unhygienic men in the UK. The owners, however, are very friendly and they were very excited to show me the new CCTV cameras they had installed; 4 different camera shots from overhead. If someone is thinking of stealing fillet burgers or spicy chicken wings from Perfect Fried Chicken on Greenford Avenue, think again. However, as I looked at the screens I could see a man dressed similarly to me, about my height who had a bald spot reflecting from the lights and whose hair was noticeably thinning. I looked around but there was no one else in the shop. It was at this point I slowly raised my hand to touch the crown of my head and, to my horror, discovered that the man on the CCTV was me. I came home and relayed this to Mrs Levy who affirmed the fact that I’m going very thin on top. I went to bed a broken man.
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I get a lot of questions about the writing life from very interested folks. Some romanticize it as if its an easy, dreamy career filled only with paychecks and fame and unicorns. But there are inconvenient truths about writing that nobody tells you until you actually step into it. I don’t write these to discourage you, if God has called you to nurture your gift, but simply to give a realistic view of what to expect.