Anyway, things are looking up.
My Bing & Moo stage play is on round 2 review - my friend of a friend's Dad (I owe him a bottle of whiskey) and another mate who works in theatre (darling) in Australia! I'd completely forgotten about her profession until she posted on a recent production - good old Facebook.
Sequestration Manor is shaping up very nicely now too - a huge amount of thought and re-writes, but I'm actually liking the story flow now and getting more confident about it.
AND I have the TwoPhil's London workshop this weekend, which I'm looking forward to immensely. Got a lovely (private) Facebook page with lots of other 'aspirationals', so we can jolly each other along.
AND I've got a comedy script to work on, as a co-writer.
Swings, roundabouts and roller-coasters pave the way to writing success - I think the key is to keep enough speed, with new ideas constantly on the boil, so that when you reach the bottom in a trough, you've got the momentum to push up to the peak again (got that analogy from O level geography! Good, innit?).