Ok. I've enrolled on a new creative writing course which begins in November. I have written a poem (a complete first) and made a very solid start on two new short stories which may well find their way on to Shortbread in a few weeks time.
See? There really is no such thing as bad press, it's how you react to it that counts! I am enjoying my writing again and that is what counts isn't it?
I'll keep you posted.