that this ever growing community has made my life.
i can barely keep track of the trades i'm currently involved in. i have zines waiting in my mailbox at least once a week. i have comments from people who like what i've written and want to read more. i've run out of issues and had to get more copied.
i feel myself falling in love with zines all over.
thank you to all the people i've traded with. thank you to all future trades as well.
when i was in high school, people wrote zines. and i wrote zines with them. we traded and left copies in the record shop downtown and at the vegetarian cafe and people stopped us in the street and at school and wanted to ask us about zines. at some point, that all faded away. possibly when all the other zinesters i knew moved out of barrie to go to school or live their lives somewhere more interesting. i haven't felt like i need to produce zines as often as i used to because there is no where for them to go. i only have a couple of friends here who are interested in reading my thoughts. the thought of photocopying handfuls of zines and having them sit in a box under my bed was devestating, so i drag my feet when i write. if i write at all.
issue 9 of 'she was ready for anything' is written. it needs to be cut and pasted, built and photocopied and then it will be sent out into the world.
i am simply thrilled that it will go out into the arms of many of you 'we make zines' kids.
this is my reason to carry on.