Frequently asked questions
Best way to talk about yourself, without sounding (overly) smug.
Is your last name really Grimm?
Although I would love for that to remain a mystery, it is such a frequent question that I’d rather answer it plainly. Yeah, I was born a Grimm. Some people also ask whether that was the reason I started writing, which I find funny. I don’t think it matters that much what my last name is, I would be writing regardless. It’s something that makes me happy.
But yeah, I do think it’s a cool last name.
How long did it take to write a book?
3 years, approximately. And that was for the first draft, the book had 180 pages back then. So I let it sit for a while, and when the first impressions settled, I went back to it. Revised a lot of things, reworked it and ended up with 500+ pages (not A4). So it actually took me over 8 years to put it out here, in a public space, for everyone to see. Long and thorny road.
What are some future projects you are planning?
I’m working on the sequel to The Book of Genesis, but I won’t give the name out yet. It has one already, but you’ll just have to wait and see. There is also a spin-off book I’m writing, The Silent Legacy.
Aside from that, I am hoping to finish my first mini album soon, to be able to present my musical soul to the world as well.
Where does Korea fall in this equation?
Nowhere and everywhere. I would lie to say that I am not influenced by Korean culture and especially music. I fell in love with it years ago and it gave me a different mindset of expressing myself through music. The culture as well, I love a lot of aspects and I think it’s important to have in mind how that love shaped me throughout the years.
Definitely wanted to be in a boyband when I was younger, but the influence grew much deeper than that.
What is the Deep End music?
It’s just a way I like to call music I make. Does it mean anything? Not really, but I like to think it reflects the type of music I feel the most at home with – one that can get you to think, feel, relate and make you get lost in the deep.
Why the white hair?
Well, I just think it complements my eyes really well.