To write the book? Seven years.
Were you getting paid by the hour?
Yes. In gold bullion. So I held out because the price of gold’s been going up of late. That, and I couldn’t get the story right to save my life.
Which story is that? I stopped counting after the first dozen.
Yes, I realize there are many characters and each one has his own life and struggles, but the main story, about the value of Truth, is what took so long to shape.