Not that I had one, but the break is over. I have discovered Coetzee, courtesy of fellow members of my writers’ group, sent off some poems to a regional competition, decided to put in the hard work necessary to fuel a ‘career’ in writing and not expect fame (and fortune) to come my way as of right.

At the moment I have the inspiration, the imagination, but not the application; that is what I intend to work on.

A revised website progress, finish off the novel, work every day on breaking out of the mould, the safe structured cycle of work, salary, endless expenditure.

It can, should, be done.