Write 2 Be Magazine

For the Artists Who Like to Remain Strictly Out of the Box

Letter from the Editor

If you follow the Write 2 Be blog then you know that I struggled a lot last year with my commitment to my craft, as I’m sure all of us creative artsy types do at some point in our journey.  I believe the last full issue of the magazine that I put out was in August of last year and while I tried to update the magazine with something periodically, it wasn’t what I had committed to doing when I first set this magazine in motion.

I have to remember that when you start things out it takes time, sometime a very long time, for it to take traction and take off with the vigor that you go into a project wanting in an immediate time frame.  I admittedly gave up last year and got frustrated and lost my patience for my craft.  That’s no excuse, just explaining what I went through, or rather, what I put myself through, last year.  The reality is that no one is going to instill the commitment to my vision but me. The same goes for all of you out there.

If you are starting to get impatient with the journey, or frustrated with how long success seems to be avoiding you, you are definitely not alone.  You have to motivate and inspire yourself.  Trust me when I say that watching other people get to the goal that you had hoped to reach is not a fun thing to watch, and it’s not an issue of jealousy.  It’s an issue of knowing that you are just as capable and not making the choice to stay frustrated and impatient.  Your time is coming, I promise you.  I really believe that.  I have to believe that because I know that my time is coming too.  But it’s only going to come if I stay committed.  So my message to you in this issue is to stay committed to the process and the journey, no matter where it is taking you.  Keep moving!

Uniquely Yours,


Jimmetta Carpenter


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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This entry was posted on February 15, 2014 by in Contributing Writers and tagged , , , , .
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