That question, along with 9 others, is forming the foundation of my first women + beer book, due out this fall.
It’s a curious, often snicker inducing, question that deserves full respect.
First of all, I have learned I should have asked a more specific question: Does serving size of your beer matter? – or – Does the ABV (size?) matter? – or – Does having options to pick a size of serving you want matter? – or…there are a few others which you can read about when the book comes out.
Overall, I’m really glad I fumbled the question! Without the unintended open-ended query I gave women, they would have never given me deeper, broader, and more useful insight and information.
Good humor reigns supreme and the vast majority of women’s written replies were straightforward and covered a lot of ground. As I’ve been working on grouping the patterns in each of the questions for the book, it’s been a refreshment of purpose, making me smile and look forward to the tough job of writing a book. Seriously, I’ve no romantic visions of writing one – it’s a lot of work, which transplants other work. As my own boss and Person In Charge of Making Income, it’s no small commitment to set aside chunks of writing time to get this bird off the ground.
I’m grateful for all my friends and colleagues who have written books and have given me the benefit of their valuable insight, advice, and suggestions. And I am love love loving working with my Editor! These people make the world of difference in this protracted process, for sure.
Please nudge me in the coming months and ask how it’s progressing. Your encouragement is always noticed and appreciated.