Working is very difficult.
As I sit down on the couch and try to type this, I keep getting distracted. I open another tab in my browser and check Tumblr. I boot up Tweetdeck to tweet innocuous things about Agent Dale Cooper. I eat a greasy calzone that arrived at my apartment 20 minutes late. Before this paragraph cemented itself on the page, I had written a dozen sentences that didn't sit well. All were haphazardly deleted while I watched "Twin Peaks" for the second time. Occasionally I would look back at the blank screen, hoping something will appear and I can go back to lazing around, that words would magically end up on the page.
Like I said, working is hard.
Putting effort into anything takes a lot of work. Whether it's when you sit down and write 1,000 words of fiction or when you go out and try to better your life, to reach any pinnacle is astounding. To get out of bed in the morning is an accomplishment, let alone when you can accomplish something larger than yourself. I'm always proud of my friends and colleagues who manage to create, to make something from nothing, to turn emptiness into matter. It's like watching magic, and it's something that can't be fully described.
The four contributors in Issue Two all had to put in that effort. They all had to make changes, whether it's with their way of thinking or with something amiss in their lives. These advancements have led them to new places and each person had to put in the hard work to get there. To get anywhere requires a lot of work. Instead of rewatching shows I've seen a million times, maybe it's time to think about getting to it.
Regards once again, Carli Velocci. Editor.