Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More fun than a lousy quilter should be allowed to have

Now, I know everybody is all upset about the Dude leaving Quilter's Home, and there have been declarations all over the 'net about how people will NEVER pick up another issue EVER AGAIN, but I'm asking y'all to at least take a peek at the December issue when it comes out. Not for me (even though I will have another article in that issue) but for Melissa Maher, Senior Editor - the last staffer who has hung on through all of the drama over there. Poor thing is busting her ass to get the December issue finished, despite everything that has happened in the last weeks, and I can personally attest to her extreme awesomeness in the face of adversity. She tells me that it is "up to the powers that be" whether the mag will even exist after the December issue, so do me a solid, y'all, and pick that one up in mid-November when it hits the stands.

Apparently, there is nothing more motivating to my brain than the prospect of being published. I have been despairing of late that I have no more original ideas for humor articles to submit anywhere, and thinking how sad it is to be washed up so soon. Then I get word from the editor at another quilting mag that she is also interested in my work! I was spewing out article ideas left and right after that, and now I have a list of 9 to start working on. Do I have other things I should be doing instead? Oh, yes I do. Will I be a good girl and do them? Fuck, no. Mamma's gotta make some money with the funny.

And while I am sitting at my computer, giggling to myself over my juvenile humor, I will also be waiting for my trusty UPS man to deliver MY NEW SEWING MACHINE. No, it's not one of them fancy Berninas or Huskerduvarnas, just a little better model of Brother. I'm hoping this one will be better for the machine quilting I hope to start this fall, and if not, I'm sure the video I take of me running over it with my car will go viral and provide me with a small measure of satisfaction.

8 comments:

Laurel said...

Megan, I just read your article from the fall issue of Quilter's Home. As always, you did an awsome job and I love your quirky humor.

On a totally different note, I, too, am getting a new Brother. I pick mine up on Saturday (its been on layaway for the past month). Which one did you get?

Brenda said...

You are just a crack up! Good luck with the new machine and your articles!

Gene Black said...

I am a subscriber, so I wonder how they will handle it if there is no more after December.

I loved your Zen article.

floribunda... aka Julie said...

It's hard to imagine what the magazine will be like without Mark's personality taking up 75% of the space! I think my subscription ends with the next issue, so if they go under it won't be much of a hassle for me --but I feel bad for everyone who's been displaced by the whole situation. Congrats on your articles!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Thanks for todays giggle - really needed that!

Anonymous said...

Too funny! I found you thanks to Michele of Quilts 'n Kids! Tami

Jim said...

Too funny! I found you thanks to Michele at Quilts 'n Kids. Tami

Linda said...

I, too, just read your zen article. Loved it! However things turn out, I hope to see your byline in the future.