- What’s the hardest thing about writing?
Stopping all the new ideas so I can finish what you already st …. OOH SHINY!
- What are you doing when you’re not writing?
Practicing several instruments, building audio electronics, pretending that my day job has meaning, reading, and listening to music.
- Describe your thoughts on writing (either your own or in general) in 5 words or less.
Writing: pretending you know things.
- What is it about your discipline (fiction/poverty/nonfiction/other) that draws you to it?
Figuring out how to use music to fill in the gaps in sense that writing what are essentially form poems. Also, writing a song doesn’t take over my entire life and brain functions lie writing novels, which is what I used to do. There are no in betweens. An idea is either small enough to be examined in three verses and a chorus or requires the construction of an entire world. The fact that I can finish a song in a couple days, including recording it, and publish it at a very low cost on my own and expect someone besides my dad to read it totes has nothing to do with it.
- Have you ever done something unusual for the sake of your writing? What was it and how did it work out?
February Album Writing Month: write and record a 14-song album in the month of February. Looking forward to finish my fourth. I will keep doing it until it no longer suits me, so I guess it has worked out.
And a bonus question submitted by Anthony Moll at our last reading:
Would you rather have sausages for fingers or have your name be “Do you smell that”?
I’ll take the name. Sausages are delicious and while I have an appreciable amount of self-control, I don’t know if I could hold out my whole life. Sometimes I get hungry.