Friday, April 30, 2010

From the Editor (for the Last Time)...

It's with both excitement and sadness that I write my last post on my CWIM blog. I really don't have words for how amazing it's been working on the book over the years. And, just like with any book project, it's always been a team effort. So I must offer some shout outs.

To the current market books staff--Robert, Chuck, Vanessa, Kathy and Fharris and honorary member Greg N: Not only have you taken care of business (like Elvis), you made the days enjoyable and interesting and I will miss you all terribly.

To the whole Writer's Digest team: It's been a joy and a privilege to work with you all. (Zac, Chuck, and Brian--I will make fun of you from afar for eating lunch at 11 AM. And Zac--don't forget to water the plant.)

To all the freelance writers who have given me the gift of their 2,500 words over the years: There was nothing I loved more than working on the CWIM features. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and love of writing and illustrating and publishing with the CWIM audience. Special thanks to long-time freelancers Kelly and Sue BE who since the beginning have offered me great ideas and great pieces.

To my readers: It's always been all about you. Thanks so much for the outpouring of kindness and gratitude over the years and especially these last few weeks. Right back at you.

Finally to my friends who light up my days and sometimes help me through them: My boys Aaron, Michael and Justin--who are awesome, always in my corner, and great with emoticons. And to my girls Megan, Suzanne and Claudean--the thought of not being able to walk over to your desks from 9 to 5 makes me a super misty. (Lunch every Friday for eternity!)

Waving goodbye now...


Be sure to look for news about my new SCBWI Blog on scbwi.org, Facebook and Twitter on Monday--it will kick off in early May. And see you all at BEA and the SCBWI Annual Summer Conference!

xxoo Alice

58 comments:

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Here's to the future! All the best.

Andrew Karre said...

Bye! Can't wait to see what's next.

A.S. King said...

Best of luck in your tomorrow! Seeya!

Mark W. McVeigh said...

I'm sad to see you leave CWIM but am looking forward to many fabulous ventures in the future! Onward and upward!

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Laura Renegar said...

Thanks for your fabulous work.

Alison Ashley Formento said...

Wishing you happiness and success as you move on.
Thank you for this wonderful blog.

Kristin said...

Best of luck to you, Alice!

Lizann Flatt said...

Thanks for all the great posts over the years here, Alice. Looking forward to seeing what you'll do in your next blog space.

Jeanie W said...

Thanks, Alice!

I'm looking forward to following your new SCBWI blog.

Cuppa Jolie said...

What an adorable pic of you, Alice. I'm sure you are a bright spot in that office and will be very missed. You know I heart the CWIM and to have the opportunity to contribute to your last edition, ten years after I purchased my very first, is such a treat for me. Thank you for all you've given (and will continue to give) the children's book community!

Nels said...

Congratulation and best of luck, Sis! We'll talk soon about IT stuff!

-Big Bro

Carmela Martino said...

It's been an honor and pleasure to work with you, Alice. Good luck with your future plans.
Carmela

Loni Edwards said...

Good luck on your next adventure, Alice! I will be reading your blog posts on SCBWI.

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Congrats on all you've accomplished with CWIM, and I look forward to your new adventures! Making changes is difficult in life, so kudos to you for having the guts to do just that!

Looking forward to when we get to see you again!

All best,
Jim

Natalie Aguirre said...

Good luck Alice. And thanks for all the useful information you've provided to all us aspiring authors. I hope all your dreams come true.

Kate said...

Alice- apparently while I've been running after my toddler I missed something! You have such a way of putting people (and nervous writers) at ease. Thank you for all of your work, and I wish you everything wonderful as you continue forward and upward:)

Vodka Mom said...

Good luck to you - may this new adventure be amazing!!!

kathleen duey said...

Ah! I wondered... and now I know. All best wishes for whatever you decide to do next!!! I have loved working with you on the articles. See you in LA.


xoxo
k

Esther Hershenhorn said...

You and your hands-on, heart-on, oh, so smart CWIM changed lives!
Go, Alice, go!
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Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Thank you for the amazing work!

Wild About Words said...

Alice,
I've always loved reading CWIM. And what a thrill to have worked with you on articles for it. Best of luck on your next great adventure!
Regards,
Donna

Wonders of Weird said...

Thanks for the shout out, my friend. You have my friendship and loyalty. If ever you need me, I'll be here. Now onward. Keep u posted, okay?

Kelly

Paula Slade said...

Best wishes Alice!

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Alice! Happy Trails! Looking forward to watching you reinvent yourself once again...always supporting those of us in front of the old blue screen. Thanks for all you've done here!

Debbie Aycock Williams said...

Enjoyed!

Tania McCartney said...

Darn it - that was great timing! Only just found you. Shall have to head over to SCBWI.

Tania :)

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