Painful changes in the writing industry


I am beyond sad to say that three of my favorite five magazines have folded in the last year or so. THREE! That is just a hint of what I hear going on around me in the publishing world. I bid farefwell to Today’s Christian Woman and Marriage Partnership, two subscriptions I looked forward to for several years. It makes me wonder “Where will I fit into the writing world now, with so many places closing their doors?”

It is getting harder for publications to stay afloat, but I have hope that times will change. Those seemingly small articles, concise groups of words, can change lives. I want to be part of that. I believe in it…and I am not alone.  Maybe online versions are the wave of the future, but that doesn’t make them better. You can’t cuddle into bed at night with a computer that way you can with a magazine. Turning the page of a book during an exciting scene can’t compare with clicking a button. I am a paper junkie, it is true. How about you?


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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