De-clutter is the theme for 2018.
Starting off by cleaning out my emails!
In Gmail, I had over 6600 emails in Social, although some are very interesting posts from writers and great writing tips, the truth is I read the odd one and let them accumulate. I’m deleting 50 at a time and am back to February with most of the emails unread! So, taking a deep breath and trying very hard to say, that post from Joanna Penn looks good, or the Cath Crowley interview there is one to read and keep (which I still did), or that’s a release I remember seeing but nothing more – augh! They are all going into the cyber bin and I’ll start 2018 carefully scrutinizing if I need all these lovely titbits or whether I can simply unsubscribe – yes Top Gear must go! Then there’s the over 10,000 emails in Promotions with a minefield here with LOWES, Dan Murphy’s, Jeanswest and Chemist Wharehouse among so many more (do I really need these promotions?) and in between the authors giving practical tips and writing groups like ‘girl and duck’ (although they link to Facebook) Kate Forsyth (who I love) and Grammarly, that I do want to keep (augh again!) and Updates tabs. So it’s out with the old and cull the new arrivals making it more practical. Then I MUST empty the BIN!!
My computer guy ‘Guy’ gave me a present for Christmas when he cleaned out my computer ‘How to get organised’ PDF with helpful tips on how to stop the junk on my PC making it slow to the point of not working. Thanks, Guy, I will be putting those tips to good use.
The First Stage of my plan for 2018 is to finally figure out how to use technology better.
Simply looking up https://www.computerhope.com/shortcut/word.htm helps no end. Alright, I’ve always known from stuff I’ve done in the past that Control C is COPY, and Control V is PASTE, and recently I discovered Control A is Select all contents of the page, I didn’t know Control L Aligns the line or selected text to the left of the screen (some of you will be saying ‘That’s obvious Jill’)
I have my books on Create Space but I can’t get them into Kindle (or are they already just a step away?) So, right now my aim is to have the correct links added so that my readers, friends and family can share them around so that people can buy my books.
This is part of it – my link to Dual Visions, Book 1 of the Ancient Alien Series in book form https://www.amazon.com/Dual-Visions-Jill-Smith/dp/1545398984
I’ve also left some books with ‘Peter Pal’ Library Supplier and will follow up with them. I’ll complete my Neilsen BookData details also.
The Second stage of my 2018 writing plan is my NaNoWriMo manuscripts, to review, re-edit and rework into final products. My aim is to have both ‘Microworld’ and the third book in The Ancient Alien Series completed and published in 2018.
All this is while I’m reading and reviewing books, naturally! Another busy year ahead.
Sounds like a plan!