As my bloggy birthday party draws to a close, all I can do is thank everyone who has taken part. I've posted all sorts of guest posts today and through them I've learned more than I need to about Michael Malone; I've been worried by Google Wave; I now know how cats approach writing; I've seen the issue of voice beautifully explained; and I realise that how ever bad it might be to be a writer, being a teacher has to be worse.
Victoria Strauss has rounded things off with a few wise words, which I wish more writers would take note of; and I'll direct you all once more to visit our birthday blogging pitch party. I've got a drink in my hand and there are more to follow. Thank you all for your encouragement, help and humour over this last year. It's been absolutely wonderful, and I couldn't have done it without you.