As moonrat knows, I've been having a lot of trouble lately with the novel. Because it's PISSING ME OFF that's why. Because I like having things somewhat orderly, and it's not BEING ORDERLY. It's resisting. I'm getting overwhelmed by possibilities. I also don't know where it's going.
So luckily I subscribe to Nick Hornby's feed, which features some good advice from elsewhere.
I am TOTALLY DOING THIS from now on.