The plans I had for this afternoon were canceled, so I took the chance to work on my new issue of current resident. I want to get it done before the end of the month. Because, once May hits I really need to get to work on the new issue of Figure 8. The zine symposium continues to always be my deadline (and thank god for it, otherwise, I don't know if I would finish anything!), and this year it is August 23rd and 24th.
So, this is a shot of my space when I am working on my zine; coaxing stories from houses, inspecting photographs, reading stories outloud, making little edits. I don't really question the story that comes to me too much. Some are better than others, but they don't really feel like something I can abandon. Once they come to me, once I hear the voice and the first couple of lines it all spills out and there it is. I make little edits, clarifying things, fixing punctuation, but most of it is exactly how it came to me.