Oxford just sent me a box of twenty books. Each one has my name on the spine of the dust jacket.
Opening the box was a gratifying moment. And then I was reminded of Henry David Thoreau, whose first book didn't sell many copies. He wrote, "I have now a library of nearly nine hundred volumes, over seven hundred of which I wrote myself."
So at this point I'm less than 2.8% the writer Thoreau was. I'll settle for that.