"The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don't do this unless you're willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also help." ~~ Michigan born author/poet Jim Harrison in Good Poems for Hard Times, selected and introduced by Garrison Keillor, 2005.
Love this quote - works for 'old-new' farmers, too! I added the emphasis. I cannot imagine that Jim would mind. :)
Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row,
Diana Dyer, MS, RD