I am starting to pull a new plan out of the wreckage of the last one. The short version. Cut the cost of living through a roommate, or shared accommodation. Continue the temp work. Use the lowered cost of living to buy some writing days here and there. With a co-dweller cat care is improved. The kitty will have the chance for extra room and engagement. Also important with a roommate(s) cat care can be outsourced. With the cat secure, money more available I can commence research on part two.
Part two. Can I be happier in a different town. A few years back I was on the island, it was lovely. I don't know if I want to live there, but I want to check out a handful of places and take their pulse. I tire of living in places that don't feel enough like home and want to remedy that. And gods damn it I am going to finish that first novel's first draft and then I am going to rewrite it with all the cool things I have thought about.