So much of writing is a leap of faith. Working without a specific contract or commission is the norm for most aspiring authors, and increasingly so even for those already published.
It's a few months now since I've mentioned Bhola's Children, my home from home in Bangladesh. I'm always keen to remind myself that this is really where my writing 'career' really took off. Eight years since it was published I still look at A Blonde Bengali Wife in surprise and have to remind myself I actually wrote a whole book, and most importantly, that it started the story of Bhola's Chiildren.