"Get a grip on yourself, you know you should,
I got a grip on myself and it feels good;
Get a grip on yourself, take my advice,
I got a grip on myself and it feels nice."
So goes the lyric to Get a Grip by the nineties rock band Semisonic - a piquant classic of the genre, in which no double is left entendred.
Often, as a budding writer, it can feel like you are spending months with nothing happening; emails are being sent out, responses are polite perhaps, but nobody really is engaging. Frustrations - and temptations - begin...