The man is infuriating! With yet another of his throw-away comments he robs me of the speculative fiction premise central to Part of Evil, the conspiracy plot vital to my manuscript now on indefinite 'hold'. How can I now write of agents in the pay of Uncle Sam, embedded within the institutions of the European Union, with the mission of bringing about its collapse? Is the notion no longer totally preposterous?
And 'when it comes to making money' has he been instrumental in ensuring that my Kindle royalties amount to sums not quite sufficient to buy a pack of cigarettes? A risible £ 3.22 from sales in the United Kingdom?
I fume. I weep!