It’s hard to believe our one year anniversary is approaching. When I had the idea to start an online magazine, it was all in the spirit of fun, learning, and a desire to be an inspiration to my children. I can definitely say it has fulfilled all of those three desires – and more. My writers have made me laugh out loud, feel pain, and even impressed me.
Once in a while, I take a break from weeding through the myriad of submissions to brush up on my web design skills (yes, I still have a lot to learn). The site is ever-evolving, so be sure to watch it grow.
It is my desire to one day pay my writers (and my editor, amazing as she is!!), if not by money, than through the gift of hard copy literary magazines or chapbooks. I am busy teaching myself the art of book binding along with how to use InDesign, to one day fulfill this intention. In the meantime, I am experimenting with alternative means of bringing in money to help keep the site running, this blog being one way and selling my handmade books, possibly being another.
Please understand that while I maintain the site, reminders pop up that I, too, am a writer and I mustn’t put my own writing on the backburner. So, if you have sent in a submission and are thinking that maybe it was consumed by a black hole because you haven’t received a personal response, please be patient (although I do make a mistake now and then).
Along with reading through the submissions and maintaining web updates, I’m juggling … my own writing, carting my kids all over town, assisting my daughter in running her business
, playing chef and maid, educating myself, maintaining my other blog (which I haven’t posted on in months - **sob**), and well, I could go on, but you get the picture.