People always say the best way to organise your thoughts is to write things down. I've been walking around with a book in my head for 10 years. It has taken its toll but thankfully now I can say it's done.
I feel a huge sense of relief today. The book I've been meaning to write for years is finally finished and on it's way to be printed. I doubt I would have written it, this year or even anytime in the next ten years, without the help of Tony Horne who has been a God send. I needed a spark to light the fire and the conviction of Max Clifford was that spark.
Tony and I have spent hour upon hour clearing out the baggage that I've kept in a big black bag in the corner of my mind. I have constantly held onto many things knowing that this day would eventually come and it feels great to have it all down on paper.
My parents had kept so many magazines both good and bad that I can now happily stick in the bin. I will keep some articles for my children so they can see what I did back then but I see this as the beginning of a new chapter in my life. Louis Walsh couldn't help have a dig at me in the papers this week calling me "that awful Steve Brookstein" but luckily the negativity towards me is on the slide like The X Factor ratings; it's only a matter of time before it is cancelled.
It's all so nearly over and I can't wait to get my own copy of the book even if it to just place it on the shelf, out of sight and out of mind.
Getting Over The X by Steve Brookstein available Late November