Thursday, 16 July 2009

Thank you editor

I proposed an article to a magazine last week and they replied very quickly saying that they were interested in it but that it would need adapting because they had recently changed they way that they were dealing with such pieces, The editor sent me three recent copies of the magazine to study so that I could adapt my article and asked me to resubmit around Christmas because they thought that it would be more suitable to a summer edition. Of course I am more than happy to do that and am studying the magazines so that I can hopefully get it right next time.
I'm sure I don't need to tell you how excited I was that the editor took the time to do this for me.

9 comments:

LauraCassidy said...

that's great! well done.

Gonna be a writer said...

Thanks Laura, I have to admit I was quite chuffed.

Karen said...

That's brilliant news, and what a helpful editor :o)

Jarmara Falconer said...

Well done, my dear friend. Let's break out a bottle of something and toast the editor for put a smile on your face and mine too.

Quite chuffed.... no, very!

Gonna be a writer said...

I know Karen! I appreciate so much that they took the time to help.
Glad I made you smile Jarmara.

Olivia Ryan said...

This is excellent news, Gonna B.! You're right to be chuffed. It's so hard to get a foothold in some magazines, and if the editor's interested, you're halfway there. Good luck with it - you have plenty of time to make it perfect.
x

Gonna be a writer said...

I know it's sill Olivia but I've started putting reminders for myself in various places so that I won't forget to a) write it to their spec and b) send it off. I've never needed a diary for my writing projects before.

Olivia Ryan said...

There you go, then - another first! I don't think it's silly at all. It shows that you have work planned, and keeps you on track. Part of being a professional writer!

Gonna be a writer said...

Thanks Olivia. Maybe this is the nudge that I need to get more organised.