This is most definitely a step in the right direction.
It is a strange feeling. I am full of delight and awash with ideas about how I will try to fulfil the funding aspect of this contract. But as well as almost obsessing about potential strategy, today too I have been thinking about the people who have been in some ways the subject of my writing. All those unnamed people.
Right now as I sit happy and daunted trying to decide how to make a film to promote my book, there are people who are afraid of their homes or homelands. I am going to enjoy and stay happy about my own good fortune and try not to ever forget that for people subject to terror, whether domestic or political, that is not possible.