No, I'm not giving up writing. But the past few years I've been aware that I really missed being on the trade side of the wine industry as well as being a consumer. And this way I get to bring people to wine (either as a new discovery or an old friend) in a much more convivial atmosphere than a wine store, and with fewer actual drunks than working in a bar. :-)
And who knows, maybe another Lands Vin story will come out of it!
So if you happen to be in Woodinville, WA and don't have other plans...stop by!
(Phase 3 still has a while before rollout)
The CEM for SILVER ON THE ROAD has gone back to Mr. Monti.
That means.... it's time to go back to Yet Untitled #2 for the second pass, wherein I take an ugly rough draft and turn it into something that doesn't make me cringe. Prepare for weeping, swearing, hand-waving, and occasional impassioned headdesking...
Pending my secondary research backup getting back to me with feedback on the Latin, and with the knowledge that I'll need to go over it one more time to make sure certain capitalizations and usages are consistent throughout....
Copyedits for SILVER ON THE ROAD are deflagged and done. All 452 pages of 'em.