Nearly a year in Brighton (anniversary on July 9th!) and moving here pushed me to do things I thought I’d never be able to.
Like, singing, or finishing a novel.
Or writing new stories through different media.
It’s another exciting time for me, guys.
I’m from the punk community. Meaning, we create, we share, we hardly make a living, but…we share.
If you look at things, these last few months have been filled with sharing projects all over the web. Crowd-funding is, to me, punk, to a level : it’s sharing with people and making sure what we share is viable. It’s really personal. But at the same time, it’s a safe way to put your art into the world. Who else than your crowd, your backers, your friends you made along the way, who else can understand it better than them?
Because self-publishing isn’t crowd-funding.
Self publishing is scary. It means “you’re on your own, sorry, no spare parachute when you land, have a safe journey kid!” before pushing you into the sky.
But it also means DIY.
I’m a punk. DIY is in my DNA, kinda (Two acronyms in one sentence, I know, it’s wrong).
Self-publishing means a worldwide audience, and no compromises (except a lot of editing). To me, it means “this is what I want to share with you, right here, right now”.
It’s like that time when we printed fanzines and put them on the distro merch table. Or when we put on gigs in a local youth centre on a Saturday night when we were 18.
I’m setting a date, late July, when a bundle of my stories will be available through Amazon. So you will read and share and discuss and share again, because it’s all about sharing.
I’m really excited to share this with you people!!
Stay tuned. x