i decided the slogan was going to be 'publishing chapbooks of varying quality since 2008' because i think it might eventually be true. i wanted to write a mission statement for the press and put it in a permanent spot at the top right of the blogspot but i think that i would be a phony for trying to do so. i want to publish things because:
- i discovered that i like to lay things out in InDesign
- it requires just as much work as writing things of my own but involves less personal 'risk' -- i think that i can handle being a failure as a publisher or designer, but not as a writer
- i want to give something to people that i love and/or admire -- it made a 'world of difference' in my life when Anne told me that she wouldn't have been able to publish these things anywhere else but really wanted to (which kind of sounds bad, but wait till you see the chapbook, it is good)
- i want to go into massive debt from things that are worth it, and i think that publishing chapbooks for artists that i like is a good way to do that. another good way to do that would be ________________ (please leave ideas in the comment box).
'titanic' debt. starring leonardo dicaprio. my debt will be a giant ice berg that kills leo.
i have a hard-on for debt.
i might charge money for these chapbooks even though i didn't really want to, but not because i want to make money back, just that i want to feel special by having people paypal me. i know this will make me feel special. my dad is moving to alabama, and i will drive there with him in july and swim in the Gulf of Mexico and i expect this to greatly improve my life. my dad is going to 'keep the grounds' of his friends property in exchange for free rent and hot weather on the ocean and use of anything that is on the property like the TV and various tractors and power tools. my dad is retired and i think this is a situation that might improve his life. that's good.
i always hit a blogging wall. i am lazy.