My series Losing Freight is being published by 1889 Labs, and last week I did an interview with Terra Whiteman, 1889’s “Zine Chief,” about the series, my other writing, and my experience so far as a new member of the 1889 writing team.
Here’s an excerpt:
Working on [Losing Freight] has been a lot of fun so far. It’s very different from anything I’ve ever written before. Incorporating feedback from the readers after every single posted page means I have to take a whole new approach to my writing process. I can’t just let the story go where I want it to go: I have to write every single page in an open-ended kind of way, to allow the readers to have as much influence on what happens as possible.
Last week I (finally) received approval from the Human Research Ethics Board to begin recruiting and interviewing participants for my thesis research. I’ve been in a holding pattern since basically mid-December on this, so it’s great to be able to start moving forward again.
My next step, which I began to work on today, is to go looking for people who were involved with the anti-HST movement in some capacity, especially online. So today I started putting the word out a bit, to see if there are interested people out there, and we’ll see over the next week or two what kind of interest that generates.
If all goes well, I’ll be finished recruiting and interviewing people by the end of the month, but this kind of thing is completely unpredictable, so who knows what will happen.