First, and in order to clear the decks – huge thanks to all who chipped in with advice and clever answers on post below. I will try everything and report back. Thalia, you are a star.
I just wanted to mention something. I may be going a little quiet during November. I hope not, but I may be. For nice reasons… well, barking mad reasons, but they’re all rah-rah-boom reasons.
I am doing NaNoWriMo.There. You’ve been harbouring a wannabe novelist in your midst.
It gets worse. I have another blog. I’ve had it for, ooh, about six months longer than I’ve had this one. And in it, I talk a lot of rot about writing and poetry and politics and mostly, I talk about writer’s block. I am blogging the NaNoWriMo thing over there.
(However, it may amuse you to know, however, when life got Seriously Complicated And Went Tits Up – it was that other blog I dropped, and not you. The other blog doesn’t do Gory Innards Support Group and Cheerleading. So I put it back in the cupboard, came over here, and in my anxst and grief kept my internet witterings to going ‘bleaaaaaaargh’ in an emotional sort of way.)
(Also, the other blog is easier for parents and work colleagues to find. See? Best avoided until I get a grip.)
Having finished the stupid MA, and got Dream Job, and become blasè and bitter about ‘trying to conceive’ (or, ‘finding conceiving very trying’), I thought I’d excavate old, tired, clichèd dream of being a writer. So.
The thing is, do any of you want the url?