I WAS CONVINCED THAT THE ONLY THING
I WANTED TO DO, EVER, WAS WRITE NOVELS.
HOWEVER, MY PARENTS, BOTH OF WHOM
CAME FROM IMPOVERISHED BACKGROUNDS
AND NEITHER OF WHOM HAD BEEN TO COLLEGE,
TOOK THE VIEW THAT MY
OVERACTIVE IMAGINATION WAS AN
AMUSING PERSONAL QUIRK THAT WOULD NEVER
PAY A MORTGAGE OR SECURE A PENSION.
I KNOW THAT THE IRONY STRIKES WITH
THE FORCE OF A CARTOON ANVIL NOW.
(J. K. Rowling)
It just goes to show that we never really know what life has in store for us.
Or what we have in store for life.