on The Writing Life site:
Last week I learned one of my regular writing assignments was disappearing.
For every issue of the publication, I’ve been writing a column for the last six years.
It was sad to receive such news but in some ways it was not unexpected. One of my key relationships at the magazine was leaving.
With this change, the staff took the opportunity to revamp their publication through this revision my column was no longer needed. I responded to the editor with a gracious and understanding way with the hopes I can write articles in future issues.
My response was well-received and possibly I will be able to write more in the future.
This experience reminded me that the world of publishing is always changing.