Heh. Okay, I can't stay really mopey for long. Even if he's busy, I may go out anyway -- Roshani's baby shower is that weekend. She's due October 22, and I'm really enjoying seeing her every month, watching her tummy expand. It's like time-lapse photography. :-)
I think I can give you the big news now, since I've talked to the staff about it. Brace yourselves -- this is huge...
I'm handing over control of Clean Sheets to Susannah Indigo.
She's been my Associate Editor for about a year, and is fabulous (and a good author in her own right). She has energy and drive and vision for what she'd like CS to be. She actually enjoys dealing with the money aspects. I think she's going to be great.
I'm staying on staff to help advise (and do the CS book, if possible) for at least a year. I'm just handing over the responsibility and final decision power to Susannah. It is such a relief; I can't tell you. I think I had taken CS as far as I knew how -- it needs to grow if it's going to keep up with the field (new magazines are popping up everywhere, and SL just switched to a weekly format), and I just don't know how to take it forward.
It's a little sad too, of course. My baby... I'll hand things over officially to her on Oct 1, so I can say that I founded the magazine and ran it for two years. That seems like a good amount of time, enough that I can feel like I really accomplished something.
It's going to be interesting to see what she does with it.