As you all know I went on a really fantastic road trip this past summer with some really amazing people.
Amazing people have a tendency to accomplish amazing things, so they’re putting together a zine from our travels!
For those of you who don’t know what a “zine” is (pronounced: zeen) it’s a magazine so small that it can’t fit the first four letters.
I’m joking. I have no idea what a “zine” means versus just calling it an independent publication or something, but it’s really just going to be something small in print that resemble a book, or a tiny magazine. It will be filled with amazing photography by this guy as well as some awesome poetry by this girl and some other cool photos by this man! We had two other road companions too, including this guy. (I will say it again, really talented people)
The reason I’m telling you all this is because they’ve asked me to write something for it. Which is really nice and all together horrifying.
I get a paralyzing fear sometimes about writing anywhere but here. This is my little word safe haven where grammar visits, but doesn’t stay and literary value is questionable at best.
Writing for this zine is really important to me and I want to do it, but every time I sit down at my computer I am shit out of words.
Stepping off my little stage where I’m only surrounding by my own thoughts is hard. Also having my writing sit side by side with others for comparison is hard to begin with. And it only becomes harder when it’s not only going to be next to “other art” but “other art” that’s good and by people whose opinions matter to me. I’m actually short of breath just thinking about it. It’s a lot of pressure.
Anyway, I’m going to submit something and I hope if we have multiple copies you would all be interested in viewing it!