Sometimes I wonder, “Am I nuts?”
I voiced it to Jennifer Chin, when she was querying me about helping with her client Ernest Vineyards, a new [artisan] producer of cool-climate Chards and Pinots from the Sonoma Coast. I wrote to her:
Thanks for contacting me. Right now, between my day job and all of the wines backed up for my wine of the week program I’m really swamped.
I don’t see any lightening of my load for a while… Also packing the house for a move in the fall.
I would like to help you, but I can’t at this time. The work load is so heavy, that’s my exhaustion. All I seem to do is write my brains out. I’ve been writing furiously since 1993…
Jennifer came back with a gift.
I’ve always thought that writing is one of the most difficult of occupations. Colette, the French novelist, had several pithy thoughts on this; one which I particularly like goes something like this….”Put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.”
In other words, no wonder you’re tired!!!
Founder, Strategic Wine Solutions
I managed to write all of this down, because it’s going to make a great, So, how’s it going with all of that blogging…
It’s 11 year later and I wonder, how many books could I have written in this time frame, and would they have been more fun?