I had eight weeks to write my eighth show and it was twenty one years since I had written my first. So rather than falling in love with my creativity, I needed to liven up a very long marriage. Catherine’s uplifting pedagogy gave me the time to reflect upon my identity as a writer and the space to find out that I’ve still got it. Most importantly, I realised that I’d never congratulated myself for writing eight shows, which have taken me around the country, created work for artists and given me both money and pleasure. So when this show is written, I’m putting away my laptop and I’m buying a surfboard. Writing is important, but not as important as me.