I have a file folder in my e-mail called "Do something with this" - it's supposed to be there so I actually do something with those saved emails that end up there. Well, I took a look at it today. There were well over a hundred e-mails - some over a year old - all of which I hadn't done a thing with. So I did. I went through them all and sorted, deleted, printed, or otherwise saved whatever there was there. If I wanted it saved, rather than save it in e-mail, I made a file in Word and copied/pasted what I wanted rather than keep the whole thing - in many cases I'd saved it just for a web address or a note. So the folder is now empty.
But I didn't stop there. I started going through all my folders. And doing the same thing. So now my folders are greatly reduced and I'm much more organized -- at least in e-mail. Now I have to do the same thing in my "My Documents" folders. Yikes!!!
One thing I am never lax on though is backing up. And you shouldn't be either.
As for the house? Well, it's not a disaster, but could probably use a good solid spring/fall cleaning. Two months to fall - I'll wait. :)
On the writing end of things, I didn't write yesterday. Started working on the next book I have to review and looking at promo materials and other business stuff. That's also stuff that gets put off as I'm writing/reading, but really shouldn't. Promotion is a huge part of this business and should receive the same amount of attention as the writing.
Yeah. Right. :)
But it is something I really do have to work on.
Birthdays: George Bernard Shaw, Aldous Huxley, Anwar Chairil, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Tips and Teasers: What are your dreams? What specifically can you do to make them come true? One thing is to write them down. Dreams written down are concrete. A goal to be reached. Start a dream journal.
Thought for the day: "So much of writing or any other creative effort is having enough confidence to believe in our own ability to do it." – Suzette Edelen