After a long discussion with Dean last night about writing, creativity, and how far our lives have come over the past few years, a stark realization happened upon me.
Bird Shit is over.
That's right. It's done. I did what I needed to do with it, I wrote it because I felt that I had to. I've since grown up, moved on. It's time for me to pursue bigger and better things when it comes to my writing.
Am I saying that I am abandoning zines and the culture therein? Absolutely not. Which brings me to my next point.
I'm starting over. New time in my life, new zine, new ideas, a new title, new everything.
I've been shifting it around in my head for a while and there is a reason that I haven't put out issue four of the zine yet--it's because there's not going to be one.
Dean said it best when we were discussing the matter. When I started Bird Shit, I was a college kid who was, quite frankly, 'stuck in the middle of a lot of shit.' With the road trip story in issue three, I think I wrapped that part of my life up pretty well. I didn't realize it at the time, but that issue is completely symbolic of moving onward.
It only took me three years to realize it.
So, with that said, we are starting over. I am beginning the creative process of issue one of a yet untitled zine. I'll be posting updates on my progress and I'll be sure to keep you all updated on its release.
With the creation of a new zine, I will leave a forewarning that once issues one and two of Bird Shit are completely sold out, there will be no more copies available. I am going to do an inventory count this evening and list accordingly on the Etsy shop. Issue three will remain in circulation for another year but as of this date in 2014, I will be shelving that as well.
So, here's to bigger and better things.