Saturday, April 27, 2013

Life As An Editor

Well, I've survived.

If you've been following me on twitter, or for friends on Facebook, you may have seen my posts labeled #lifeofaneditor (life of an editor).

That's my new role in life.

On Monday, I became the new managing editor of The Grove Sun, in Grove, Okla.

In the last week (if you think of the week starting last Friday), I've moved my entire life from Little Rock, unpacked enough to get me started, covered prom on my second night in town and hit the ground running on Monday.

Two issues of the newspaper (we publish on Tuesday and Friday) and a Friday magazine insert, this week is finished.

Well, as I type this, I'm already at work on Tuesday's issue - and trying to get my sea legs under me.

But it's good.

I can see lots of fodder for my column - the first one will be posted soon. I've been warmly welcomed by some, and looked at curiously by others.

I told someone I heard the new managing editor (aka me) is a bit of a maverick - but that's not the best definition. I think I'm probably better described as an Frankly,  an enigma - a little bit of a curiosity, and a bit puzzling.

In the meantime - I thought I'd share the front pages from my first two issues - and the page of prom pictures.

Ready or not, here I am. The new managing editor of The Grove Sun. Looking forward to this new chapter in life. It's definitely going to be a fun ride.

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