I didn't get anything in on friday to do the sample pages so I'm still unable to publicise the next issue (we've normally had this done for weeks by now) AND we have not got one firm blog advert swap to fill our 8 pages. I haven't heard from several people for weeks now so I'm assuming their on holiday and stuff and they are possibly going to flake which now leaves me with approximately 1/4 of the magazine left to fill with 3 weeks to go, not to mention artworking things up when I only have 2 articles to artwork up so far, so that will be a horrible weekend-losing last minute job at the end I fear.
Please remember this is not a quick job. Each project or article can take around an hour to do, sometimes longer if there are templates, photos that need correction work, etc involved. So we're talking about at least 40 hours and that's not including writing my own submissions. This is why I really need things as early as possible so I can spread them out- there will be a week at the end of this month where I will be making chocolates constantly, so I cannot give any extensions this time unless you can artwork your own page in InDesign and send it to me.
If anyone is able to please help me out please do, I'm thinking of pulling the entire project because I'm not looking forward to the pressure and I only have 2 more days of annual leave before October so I don't want to have to waste them on doing this. The project started out as a collaboration and slowly enthusiasm has tailed off which is making me lose my enthusiasm too.