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Check? Check. [Jun. 2nd, 2005|06:57 am]

I send in a Reality Check article to iVillage every month. The article they still have posted as current is the one from March.

My editor told me a few weeks ago that the April article was in copyedit. I had asked because I sometimes had problems with attachments getting through to her email, and had to send in the April article twice.

Normally, I get paid when they publish the article. But last week I got the check for April. So that was a good thing, because I thought maybe I'd never get paid.

So, yesterday, I happened to click on the main page, which I hardly ever do because I usually go straight to my boards, and under the "What's New" section was a link to my Reality Check article - for March.

It was very cool to be featured on the main page, though. Almost made me feel like a real writer. I have another article due next week - I wonder if they're going to publish more than one a month to get caught up? I should ask my new editor - I sent her May's article a bit late and never got a response from her saying she got it. But being new in the position, she's probably swamped with getting up to speed. I don't want to come across as needy. Even though I am.

By the way, April's article is about the new "sexy mom" trend and May's is about the Tooth Fairy. Any suggestions for this month would be appreciated, since right now I've got nuthin'.

[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2005-06-02 06:10 am (UTC)
well, you know my feelings about iVillage - they mess everything up. *snurk*

Awesome that you're getting paid even though they've not published your work. Tell them to get on it or you'll take your article elsewhere to be published. Scare tactics always work well.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2005-06-03 08:30 pm (UTC)
I don't think anywhere else would publish my stuff, lol. But I am glad I'm getting paid, even if they are behind.
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[User Picture]From: azure_drake
2005-06-02 09:19 pm (UTC)
No man can offer advice on the Tooth Fairy. Now the April article... :)

Personally for June I'd like a "How to date a clueless guy" article. I know that "clueless guy" might sound redundant, but please take it at it's face value. I've had so much fun (read as "I got a clue") reading the articles to understand how women are advising other women on how to handle things. As a clueless guy I'd really like to see 1) the advice you'd give 2) the 100 plus pages of responses. :P

Or maybe...

One thing I've noticed about iVillage is the shades of grey. It's comforting to know the "rules" are more "guidelines" and that a guy has some leeway. Maybe you can comment on why it's good that Married Guy, Nice Guy, Intellectual Guy, etc. have differnet answers? Or, you could comment on why women should be looking for their shade of grey instead of black and white.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2005-06-03 08:32 pm (UTC)
How to date a clueless guy, hmmm? You mean how to put up with one, or how to get one's attention? My mom always told me "You can't be subtle. Men don't get subtle. Two by fours work well."
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