The answer: networking.
All of us, especially writers in our solitary profession, need to connect with other authors - to run past ideas, give support, provide reviews, mentor each other, and just debrief in general about this writing life (read: have a good laugh and chat over a coffee :) ).
But having just moved to a new city six months ago, I'm currently not a member of a writers' group, or even any writing organisation. So I'm currently feeling a little alienated in the "writers' support" department.
Being a Queensland gal, I'm looking at joining Omega Writers (a faith-based writers' group in Brisbane), and attending the Word Writers' Fair (also in Brisbane) in November. Will keep you posted.
Just one more small step on the looong writing journey... :)