Thank you for following the Diary. Your presence is transforming how I think about writing.
Gabriela Blandy asked me about money, Substack, free writing and the future.
If you’d like to get up to speed with A Writer’s Diary, it’s very easy to do. Just read these three days…
This very enjoyable Q&A took place on the last Friday of January. I’m archiving it here, but it’s also a pretty good FAQ for those new to A Writer’s Diary.
If you’d like to read everything in one go, here it is…
Entered the year in Leigh’s arms, as it should be. Mum, exhausted, had gone to bed around half past eight. Dad stayed up until midnight. Big Ben on the TV. Brother texted.
What I learned was, ‘Adapt but don’t adapt too much.’
We begin by acknowledging the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
Sat at a desk, writing
That’s what I’ve tried to do in my diary. Sit by myself and pay close attention to what’s going on.