July 2, 2008By Lynn Leahey Posted: Jul 2, 2008
As a magazine editor, it's a little surreal to watch the inner workings of a magazine portrayed on a soap. I am enjoying Y&R's story about Restless Style, which was recently launched by Jack, Sharon, Nick and Phyllis, but there are wild inaccuracies: the timing of the magazine's production, how soon sales figures come in, who actually publishes and edits an issue. I understand it's all in the name of entertainment — trust me, working for a real magazine is fun, but it's hardly the stuff soap storylines are made of. Without dramatic license we'd see Sharon fretting over misplaced metaphors or Phyllis arguing with FedEx. And, as I say to the people here when they complain that their jobs are a far cry from what's shown on soaps, think how soap fans who are real-life doctors, nurses and lawyers have felt all these years!