Some things to look at elsewhere.
If I could give an award for blogging above and far far beyond the call of duty, I'd have to give it to Lainie for her amazing coverage (with photos and even soundclips, for heaven's sake!) of the Panic Buttons - Culture and Crisis event at Actor's Studio. Now I feel I didn't miss a thing!
Aneeta picked up on my post on the struggles of Singaporean writer O Thiam Chin and inteviewed him for her How to Tell a Great Story website.
And local fantasy writer Glenda Larke has some great advice on writing a novel on her blog Tropic Temper. For the too-lazy-to-browse, here's Part 1 and Part 2.
I met up for coffee and a chat with Glenda before she left for Sabah. (Really sad that no-one from the Malay Mail was around to write a feature about spotting us in Bangsar Shopping Centre. I've always wanted to be featured in that column!).
We were talking about the way beginning writers see getting their first work published as the holy grail, and believe that all will be plain sailing once they get there. Glenda was telling me about her own experiences of the publishing world - a rollercoaster of triumphs and crushing disappointments which you can read about on her blog.
My thanks to all these bloggers for putting up great content.