It comes as no surprise that Leon Vynehall’s FACT magazine mix is as compelling, sensual, and deeply felt as his original music. I listened to this on the way to work this morning, standing at the bus stop for far too long, wishing I was just inside, but pleased with how the combination of elements (the heavy wind, the drizzle) felt so correct.
I really enjoy reading your essays and other work you post but - and I know a lot of people dislike talking about the financial side of writing - are you able to make a living out of writing or is it something you do purely for the enjoyment of the act of writing?
I’ve talked about this a bit in the past, but I also have a day job that I can’t discuss. I make money from most of my writing, but I also write for free because sometimes the story is more important than what I can get paid for it. But also, I can afford to do so. If I could never get paid, I would still write because it is the truest thing I know. It helps me more than anything else. It is almost a selfish act, something that clears my mind, that makes me a better person, that helps me breathe when I feel like the world around me is too much.
Do you think you will ever release a book of your work? Various essays, etc. Or would it be a fictional story?
That is my goal, to release a book of my essays. Well, that is one of my goals. I’m never quite satisfied with just one thing.