brought this into my mailbox because I have an article in the April/May issue. Coincidentally, this follows on the heels of our discussion about magazine content.
I have just written to Vivika to let her know that I see a difference, and what I would like to see more of....and while I don't expect a sudden and drastic change, the difference is just enough to make me hopeful.
If you have seen the issue and think you see a positive difference, it would be good if you were to email Vivika and let her know what it is you like about the articles/profiles/content in this issue and what you'd like to see more of. It is true that book and magazine publishers need feedback from us because we are (or are not but could be) their audience.
And honestly, my two books might never have been written if it had not been for my students, who took my classes and kept saying "you need to write a book about this!" Bottom line: input and feedback are vital to keep things dynamic and interesting and to meet peoples' needs. When my brother owned a restaurant, many years ago in another country, he was always stopping at people's tables and asking "how is everything?" He really wanted to know because if something wasn't meeting his customers' needs and he could change it, he did.
Off my soapbox. Last night finally sewed on two facings and am almost finished stitching a third piece. They are all small pieces, but since they have been sitting around here forever, unfinished, I feel as though I am finally accomplishing something. I'll post these when I am ready.