I would prefer to be a writer/author because that would allow me the freedom to hunt at my own pace. I could "work" by the fire in the evening. Plus, an empty day in the stand in terms of footage can be an entertaining story in the hands of a good writer.
I`m with you Joe. I`d love to be a writer, especially the caliber of some of the greats in D&DH, then I`d pick my hunts and not my producer.