The Thoughts One Has When Building a Magazine*

*not an exhaustive list

  • I have so much to do. I have so much to do. I have so much to do. 
  • All these wonderful people want to be involved with what I'm doing? Are they dumb, or am I smart? 
  • Okay, they're definitely not dumb. This work is out of control, it's so good. 
  • The guts of this website are crazy. I hope all the links work correctly.
  • Ew, website guts.
  • Can I take a nap? Can I take ten naps?
  • I would have so many papercuts right now if this was a print publication. 
  • OH MY STARS WHERE DID THAT PAGE GO WHAT DID I DO WRONG
  • Breathe. Breathe. Oh, there it is!
  • Just one more tweak, and then I'll eat something. 
  • Chocolate? 
  • Okay, this is looking pretty good.
  • Is there enough coffee in the world? 
  • If I just decide run away and never finish this, will anyone find me? 
  • They definitely will because I'll probably still post pictures on Instagram. 
  • Seriously, will someone bring me a Snickers?
  • Actually — wait — am I almost done? 
  • MORE COFFEE MORE COFFEE MORE COFFEE
  • Who is that rumpled woman in the mirror?
  • Oh... I guess this is who I am, now.

 

Stay tuned. Should these thoughts resolve in a favorable way, Issue 02 of Lumen will be coming your way on Tuesday, September 1. 

Lily, being helpful.

Lily, being helpful.