I’m having a little summer break from writing this blog. This is a good moment for me to crack on with the book I’ve been writing at every peaceful opportunity this year. It’s over 80,000 words now, and the end is in sight (unless it turns out to be one of those things like climbing a mountain, where ‘the summit’ is always over the next horizon). I find that if I’m thinking ‘long-form’ thoughts, it’s quite difficult to come up with ‘short-form’ thoughts for the blog at the same time, so I think I’ll slip away and concentrate on the book while I have the chance.
My book is another collection of chapters on life as a performing musician. I’ve got my own list of things I want to write about, naturally, but I’m always interested to know what aspects of life as a classical musician would be interesting to readers. I don’t mean facetious or gossipy things, which are off the agenda. But if there are things you’ve wondered about, and would like to see an explanation of, or just a glimpse into, please let me know. I might still be able to include the topic in the book.