Emily Segal in Conversation with the Creative Independent

"On not being afraid to start something new." From the Creative Independent: Novelist, publisher, and trend-forecaster Emily Segal was frustrated with traditional publishing models, so she invented her own. 

"Of course, you always are trying to distinguish between a fear impulse, and an intuitive impulse, and it can be difficult in art making, because we have a lot of resistance to things. And sometimes you have resistance to things that are actually really important for you to persevere with. But, sometimes you have resistance to something because it’s just not working. And I was in that sort of puzzled, muddy space with the publishing process, where I was like, 'This doesn’t really feel like how projects that I’ve done in the past felt when they were working,' i.e., maybe it’s not working."