You are that rare writer who doesn't get spoiled by success even a little bit. You're constantly challenging yourself in your work. How do you keep things fresh?
I think the best answer to that is no one feels as successful as they probably should feel and I get bored really, really easily.
Typically if a newsletter is longer than a sentence, I stop reading. Chayka Industries is completely compelling and elevates the genre, asking probing questions of yourself and readers. Did you make a conscious decision to create that type of dialogue or did it just turn out that way?
I'm really glad you like it! I wanted a space to talk about my own writing and how I thought about it in kind of a meta way, so I figured an opt-in, easily ignored newsletter was the best place to do that. Plus my parents like to get it.
Your journalism co-working space Study Hall is presenting the April edition of The Difficult to Name Reading Series. I just realized I don't know anything about your investors, but I trust you. Like, you wouldn't get involved in anything super-shifty.
Study Hall is extremely proud to be hosting your illustrious return. We don't have investors! Peter Moskowitz and I, with the help of Alana Massey early on, pay out of pocket for everything, but right now the space sustains itself, which is really nice.
What can people expect from your reading?
I think it will be something about condo windows.