It's time to tell.
For as long as I can remember I have loved to write.
Growing up, I would write long winded, tell you every last detail about my day letters to my cousin Jacki when we were in Primary School. I would write short stories - even picking up a Newcastle Herald Young Writer's Award in Year 11 for my Case of The Missing Gym Boots story (a riveting tale, let me tell you!!). I would write long stories without endings. I would write pages of teenage romance, each chapter being handed around in geography in Year 8 for my class mates to read.
And I always wanted to work for a magazine.
In my teens, I wanted to be Lisa Wilkinson - the then youngest editor of Dolly Magazine. I kept the clipping of her in Dolly when she talked about how she had gotten the job. I even made a couple of mock up magazines using photos of my family and made up stories and called my little publication The Australian's Kim - yeah, I know..pretty dorky name!
Fast forward to now.
For a couple of years I have had this idea bubbling away in the back of my head. And it just wouldn't go away. At the start of the year when I was sick and took time off work the idea started playing louder and louder in my brain. And I could no longer ignore it.
I decided to launch my own magazine.
I'm not sure when the idea became "I would like to .." to "I am going to.." But somewhere along the way this year I decided to take the plunge. And it was not without angst and worry and what ifs.
BUT it's happening. And I am THRILLED, excited, and eager to announce that my new magazine will launch 1 July 2011.
I would like to introduce to you all,
....An online bi-monthly crafty lifestyle magazine.
Visit our website here. Sign up for our newsletter so you can keep up with our happenings as well as be one of the first to know when we have launched.
Tomorrow the media kit will be ready for potential advertisers and our Facebook page will be set up.
It's good to get the secret out there..
I hope you will help me spread the news.