Deciding right now whether to quit my job full time, which pays very lucratively, and to start my own business. I'm genuinely terrified - it's not a rational decision, I still have a mountain of debt I could pay off easily if I just worked full time, but there's something inside of me that's compelling me to take this risk now.
I'm terrified of self publishing Beta Male. Even though it's a work that's ultimately a criticism of misogyny and racism, line-for-line, you could take quotes out of it that would seem outrageously offensive. But that's part and parcel of the work itself, which is an exploration of the psychology of bigotry and young male alienation. In this age of outrage culture it could easily be misinterpreted, although I think the authorial intent is clear.
I'll do it anyway.
people I admire
Bret Easton Ellis