I swear, I’m not late. It’s still Sunday somewhere in the world. IT HAS TO BE. I am not late.
I really had this amazing post topic ready and I was going to gush about the fact voice screws up novels–because it’s ruining mine right now–and that editing for the children’s series is going great. But my mind is in magazine land.
Have I mentioned that I edit a magazine?
That one, in the featured image. I am the new editor for Scrapbook Creations. (You really don’t want to know how many times I’ve written that sentence over the past week.)
And editing a magazine, like writing a novel, is all about putting the pieces together. We have threads of stories and need to weave them together under the one heading, show development, create challenges and then package it up nicely. In the publishing world, this often happens over a twelve-month, eighteen-month period. In magazine world, it happens in two months.
In the magazine world, we have stories (usually commissioned articles) and need to put them in a logical order (called a pagination), show how to develop (feature DIY articles), create challenges (projects you can do at home!) and then package it up nicely under one title–this specific title is called “Scrapbook Creations”.
I love it and hate it at the same time because while it is interesting, it pulls me away from my writing and that makes me insanely sad. Especially when I am so darn close!
Thus, I have been writing, but not for my novel. I have been editing, but alas, not for my children’s series.
Next week, I will be updating from Japan! Maybe it’ll be the perfect location for my first vlog. Let’s hope!
P.S. I’ve been short-listed for the Anthill 30under30 Readers’ Choice. I could really benefit from your support. Can you take 5 seconds and vote for me here. Tweet directly from the page, share to other social media, or even add a comment!