By David R Castro
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Well, okay, not always, but for a while. Since seventh grade or so. I also wanted to be a lawyer, a chef, and a Green Lantern, so it’s no wonder that this was the most likely of those option to have had happened. I’ve always, also, been a great reader. My mother, if allowed to talk about me for any amount of time, will tell you about how I would read her old textbooks from college when I was really young. Yeah, I did that. It filled my mind with information I had no use for at the time, and not a lot has changed since.
So writing was very important to me. I’ve written a lot, but outside of some amateur magazines in high school and my own personal Tumblr page, I’ve never actually been published before. So when my dear friend Michelle, the other founder of this site, suggested that we make a magazine to publish our work, I jumped on it. Within an hour, we were looking at hosting sites and such. We didn’t really let any dust settle on the idea at all, in hindsight.
I want this blog, this magazine of sorts, to be place where anyone can be published with enough skill. No need of genre restrictions, nothing fancy, and sadly for us as both editors and contributors as well, no pay. I want this blog to get a big readership, I want the contributors to take the URLs to their pieces and post them to their Twitters and Facebook pages and show all their friends and family that they got published. I want up and coming writers to use us to promote themselves and their work.
I hope everyone reading this like the blog, our content, and can use us as an inspiration to write yourself. It’s honestly not that hard at all, I do it.
David R Castro is a co-founder and editor of Babbling of the Irrational and an aspiring writing from NYC. You can interact with David on Twitter and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org