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An Editor’s Ramblings

I’ve been working my *^% off on the upcoming issue of Style Sample magazine only to have an uncooperative cover subject flake and not send photos.

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A great article was written (and it was difficult to get responses to the interview questions–I should have known then), four inside pages have been allotted, the issue comes out in a matter of days, and after repeated requests and multiple deadline extensions, I have no photos for the article and no cover image.

Seriously, boo? That’s unfair not only to me, but to the writer of the article and all the other contributors who managed to get their sh*t together and send everything in on time. Real talk.

It’s cool, though. I’ve been working on a mini-redesign and am excited to see what everyone thinks. I’m also experimenting with some ads, so we’ll see how that goes as well.

So it’s not like I don’t have enough on my plate, but whatever, we’ll make it work. I just wish people would stick to their commitments, you know?

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6 Comments
  • Fajr | Stylish Thought

    December 30, 2009 at 9:55 am Reply

    You want me to E-cuss them out??? You know I can get ghetto!!! In all seriousness… that is really wack, but it’ll work out in the end and you’ll have an amazing magazine!

    • tamia

      December 30, 2009 at 6:58 pm Reply

      I’ve already e-cussed all over the place and came up with some words even Google doesn’t know! Everything is working out, though, so go figure.

  • Alicia

    December 30, 2009 at 11:44 am Reply

    WHO DO I NEED TO SOCK?!?!!?!?!

    Seriously, that is whack. Uber-whack. Especially for the kind of mag that Style Sample is. How trife!

    • tamia

      December 30, 2009 at 7:00 pm Reply

      Aww…I appreciate your generous offer to inflict physical harm upon an unknown stranger on my behalf, but it’s not necessary. This time.

  • Carla

    December 30, 2009 at 4:16 pm Reply

    Welcome to the world of editing! That’s fairly common behavior; sadly; I could tell you horror stories, but it always works out in the end.

    • tamia

      December 30, 2009 at 7:01 pm Reply

      Grrr, how frustrating! It is all working out though, so you’re right.

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