I forgot: AND I'm getting too old to try and get into another line of work.
Rabbits to it. There's not much point me trying to get a job writing stuff until I've got some stuff out there. Not much hope of getting paid for it at the mo., but plenty of worthy 'zines rely on voluntary contributions. Get out there. Get name in magazine. Then can go "look, Mr. Editor! Writey thing what I have wrote!" Then will get job, and hopefully money will follow. Or more money than I make in temp hell, anyhow.