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Autodidact
03-02-2009, 08:19 PM
O.K., can any of you please make any of the numerous editors who are not sending me email today do so. Thank you.

Cleopatra Jones
03-03-2009, 12:07 AM
I'm there with you. I *hate* waiting! Especially when I know that a response might never be forthcoming!

Nancy
03-03-2009, 12:25 AM
Make you a deal. I'll get the editors to email you if you get one deadbeat ed. to pay me...

Autodidact
03-03-2009, 12:51 AM
*ponders nancy's offer*

Maybe a visit from my Uncle Carmine?

Arisa81
03-03-2009, 01:11 AM
I didn't used to be so impatient about hearing from editors, but as time goes on I am getting more that way. I know they can't all respond, that's fine. But my inbox doesn't scream "writer" whatsoever!

Nancy
03-03-2009, 01:43 AM
Re: Uncle Carmine. Only if I get to watch. Yeah, I'm that mad...:rant:

jeffo
03-03-2009, 06:27 AM
I don't know which is worse--writing things on spec after having an editor request them--and then never hearing back; or sending an article and having the editor want it, but never pay you.

spacekadet
03-03-2009, 03:40 PM
I'm there with you. I *hate* waiting! Especially when I know that a response might never be forthcoming!


Story of my life!

Nancy
03-03-2009, 07:20 PM
Jeffo:

I would add to your list - contracting with an editor to write articles and then being consistently paid late (or in this latest case, NOT) and said editor ignores countless emails.

As someone who has had the pleasure to work with terrific, professional editors, this is especially frustrating.

Skyraven
03-04-2009, 02:15 AM
How about when the Muse decides to go on vacation without letting you know ahead of time? Haven't been able to get projects off the ground. Grrrrrrr!

jeffo
03-04-2009, 07:36 AM
Talk to Auto. She's apparently keeping the muse captive these days. :)

Autodidact
03-04-2009, 08:08 AM
Alright, Heiddi, what the heck is plurk?

Autodidact
03-05-2009, 12:46 AM
I can't stand it anymore. Please send me an email at [email protected] Tell me how attractive and morally upright I am, or something. If I check that same no new mail page one more time I'm going to go crazy.

Susie
03-05-2009, 12:51 AM
I'm there too. It is a real hassle and I have no patience, anymore... We all need :Cake:! Seriously.

Autodidact
03-05-2009, 05:45 AM
Thank you, AW support system. It was lovely to get some email in my freelance account. I was starting to feel like my mail was dropping down a well somewhere. Let me know if I can ever do the same for you.

Susie
03-05-2009, 08:13 AM
You liked mine the best, right, Auto? :D

Skyraven
03-06-2009, 05:33 AM
Alright, Heiddi, what the heck is plurk?

Plurk is a microblogging site as is Twitter. Plurk is fun because its setup as a timeline and you can scroll back to previous entries. Twitter is great because you can network with others and even find work. It also keeps you from going nuts at home. :) (or the dayjob)

Autodidact
03-06-2009, 06:03 AM
Just wanted to report in that after AW members unplugged the jam in my email, I got a very nice "maybe" response from an editor who said, "What a great idea for an article." Thanks, AW.

Skyraven
03-06-2009, 07:22 AM
woohooo!!!! congrats auto!

jeffo
03-06-2009, 09:40 PM
Yay for maybes!