Thanks Rex for Part II, which was even better than Part I. Great ending about the ex-wife’s reaction as well. You tell the story of so many writers; unfortunately, many of us have only the ups and downs, the heartbreaks, the down-to-our-last dollar scenarios, and are still waiting for the happy ending. My novel, A Tincture of Madness, for which I’m still awaiting a publisher, although very different than your fictional sidekick in Sideways, has some similarities: It is the story of an older, very broke, filmmaker who has been making small personal films for years. When it seems that Hollywood no longer has any use for him, he creates a five-hour film that wins the Golden Palm at Cannes and numerous Academy Awards. He marries his third wife, has a young son, and finally has the life he’s always dreamed of. There’s only one problem: he’s confined to Bellevue Psychiatric Ward where his doctors tell him he suffers from mental illness and has never made any films. He now has to prove to the doctors (at to the world) that he is indeed a filmmaker.) Thematically, it’s about the fine line between genius and madness for creative individuals. Anyway, thanks for the read. I’m eagerly awaiting the next installments.