By: Amie Chadwick
I have so much hope for this journal. In my head, it’s a hundred page book with a dazzling yet, sophisticated cover that everyone is fighting to get their hands on. It’s the most honorable vehicle for college student’s work and getting published is a highly regarded accomplishment. Everyone in the collegiate world will know of our name!
I see my colleagues swimming in thousands of submissions and stressing out as we can only choose a hundred. I see us arguing over our favorite works and strategically planning how we will order the submissions that we do pick. I see us working with eager students in the Third-Chance program and becoming the masters of modern literature. We will rule the world of creative writing at a college level! Mwah ha ha!
In reality, the student journal doesn’t actually exist yet. We have yet to publish the first edition. As of this moment, I can count the number of submissions we have received on one hand. Also, it’s an online journal, so there will be no fighting or actual hands on our work (however, I assure you there will be a fabulous cover).
Sometimes, I am so wrapped up in what I want for our future and for our readers and writers that I don’t enjoy the present. I get impatient and I ignore or miss the process of creating the journal. It’s as if the Revolving Door is our little baby project and I’m missing it’s first steps across the floor.
I am very excited for this little literary journal to grow into a large publication that changes the writing world (at least, on a college level). But I am going to be very conscious of slowing down and enjoying the little things we undergo today. I am also going to be excited about the slow process and small scale we are at now.
I invite you, dear reader, to join me in my efforts to slow down. Join us in witnessing the transformation. Follow us from our tiny beginning to our highest dreams. Enjoy the present!