"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon."
I just found out that all the newsletters and emails you sign up for that clog your inbox are called BACON. As opposed to SPAM which you didn't sign up for. Because I get so much bacon every day I'm starting to unsubscribe to the catalogues, newsletters, etc. Sure at one time I wanted to know about the gardening catalogue specials but four different gardening catalogues with daily/weekly bulb specials? and yes I ordered flowers a few times from you and didn't uncheck the box so now I get daily emails about ordering more flowers. Even something as simple as reading email can distract from your daily writing work.Here's what I want to read in my inbox. Acceptances, rejections (shows I'm trying),email from friends/family and bacon that's informative like The Writers Almanac.
There are many more writing newsletters that I look forward to but because I'm a big fan of poetry and Garrison Keillor, I love receiving new poems and facts about writers that I might not ever find on my own. I'd like to thank whomever told me about this site but I can't remember...maybe Lauri or Deborah? Thanks friends!
Today, I'm taking one hour to declutter my inbox. Organizing emails into folders I will want to look at again, unsubscribing from newsletters I don't read, and deleting emails I'll never need to look at. You can do the same, we'll need all the free space for our influx of acceptances/rejections after the October Submissionathon. Now get back to work!
Lovingly and five Writer's Market books richer,
The Writing Nag