Read a sample chapter from Current 128: A Manifesto of Ontological Rebellion
I assure you, I am actually writing it.
Hey! Remember a ways back when I was enthusiastically promoting a book that I was writing? Remember how I suddenly went real quiet and never mentioned it again? You’d be forgiven for assuming that it was just Pera being Pera, announcing a big, huge project, and then quietly forgetting about it, becoming distracted and moving on to the next big, huge project that is hyped tremendously and then never finished. But I assure you, I am writing it and I offer you proof!
Download the Foreword of Current 128: A Manifesto of Ontological Rebellion, conveniently exported and compiled into a PDF for your reading pleasure.
It’s obviously not in a publishable state, or I’d be making more noise about that. Writing in the short form has always been easy for me. I have an idea, I bang it out here in about a thousand words, spice it with a few memes for laughs and then fire away into the hazy aether of The Internet. But writing in the longer form has always been troubling to me. I just can’t seem to gather up enough words on a topic to necessitate publishing a freakin’ book! If I’m writing fiction, I always start with an idea that I’ve had bouncing around in my head. I write it down. I get maybe three thousand words out of it, there is clearly places left to take it and it definitely doesn’t have an ending. But once I get that concrete idea out of me and on to the hypothetical page, that’s it. Nothing more comes to me on that subject or featuring those characters. So writing is a frustrating project for me and I keep hitting those walls while writing this book. But I am committed to bringing this forth, fully realized and ready to light a fire in the people who read it.
I still haven’t put much thought into how to publish it. I doubt I’ll ever send it to an occult publishing house. I don’t know if I trust those guys and I’m pretty sure that this is too spicy for them, anyway. From what I’ve seen, even in the evolution of Marco Visconti’s upcoming book, is that every part of it, down to the the design of the cover, is engineered to hit a particular and very broad group of consumers and I don’t think I really give a shit about reaching the broadest possible group. If Llewellyn isn’t going to reach that many readers, anyway, even after the harrowing process of an editor hassling me to dumb it all down, why even bother with those guys? It’s not like I’m out to make money off this thing. My expectation is simply to come away from it creatively satisfied and that’s definitely not going to happen if an editor is emailing me constantly about this passage or that where I seem to be openly mocking
morons potential customers.
Self-publishing through Amazon seems particularly stupid so I think my only option, really, is Kickstarter. If the guy who made those awesome Goetia coins can find a runaway train of backers on his hands, maybe I’ll get lucky enough to produce a physical product that also reflects the love and pride that I put into the text.
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