In an effort to rekindle some lost motivation I’ve shelled out for Rembering the Kanji Vol. 1 by J. Heisig. You may recall a discussion of the book which you can refer to here. I won’t re-write much about it except to say that the book offers a systematic method of learning how to write the kanji by ‘story telling’. Thanks to Roy for bringing the book to my attention in the first place.
After paying ?20 for this book I have found that it has been distributed and is widely available on the Internet for ‘free’. Of course, I prefer the print version and at least I am supporting the author. Obviously, I am just trying to console myself.