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A CASE OF HOMETOWN BLUES
Mitch Malone hasn't returned to Flatville since his parents were killed in an auto accident while he was in college. His mission is to teach good reporting skills to the local newspaper but Mitch isn't teaching material and his first session sends in disaster when he makes a bet with two reporters that he can find a major news story before the week is up. Drowning his sorrows in the local pub he comes face to face with his classmates celebrating the 15th class reunion. The Homecoming Queen he always had a crush on makes the moves on him and when she comes up dead the next day, he is the main suspect. Add in a bully for a cousin, a police chief who made his life miserable in school and a tragedy from his youth that still haunts him. As Mitch pokes around, more people start turning up dead and he is next…
Today, Wendy is posting on a topic you may relate to, as I do -
CAN EMAIL BE ORGANIZED?
I consider myself a pretty organized person. I can put my hands on anything in the first place I look in my house whether it is bills, extra toothpaste, or note cards for a panicking daughter who has a presentation the next day.
If I’m so organized with physical things, why can’t I apply those same principals to computer stuff? My hard drive is a disaster. I spend lots of extra minutes looking for things in directories that all have similar names or everything in My Documents.
Worse yet is my email account? Why do I have a hard time deleting or organizing? I am on several email loops and love them but I get over 100 emails a day and some of those lists are digests. How do you organize that information? I’ll admit it. I’m an email pack rat. My email is going to crash because it is so hard to delete anything that I may someday want.
All I can think about is the old woman who dies and the EMTs have to wade through stacks of newspapers, boxes, junk mail to get to the body. What is a person to do? In my day job, I’ve worked with people who get an email, respond, and then delete it. I hate these people who only have a few emails in their inbox at any one time! (If you are one of those, please don’t take offense. I could use some help!) How can they be so organized? I’ve tried to set up a file system similar to what I do for bills and paperwork at home but only virtually. I never seem to file anything consistently so now I have two places to look, the list with 2800+ emails and then the filing system.
I can’t not get the emails. I’m currently on a blogging tour for my latest Mitch Malone Mystery, A CASE OF HOMETOWN BLUES, I can’t miss an opportunity to promote or worse yet a purchaser, an invitation or interview request. I would miss something I need. Things get really bad if I can’t check my emails for a day or heaven forbid two or three days. I have close to 500 emails. How will I ever read them all? At that point I begin to feel helpless and out of control. I nearly lost control when one loop had every one of its 1000 plus people do tagging and their tagging emails filled my box until one enterprising person creates a database with them in it. I kept up for a day or two and then have gone back five or six times but still have those emails in my in box. I can’t delete anything sight unseen.
This is the start of my five step plan. Admittance: I’m addicted. Is there any help for me? Have any suggestions? I do so want a slim little inbox and be able to put my hands easily on the emails I do need. Help!
Can anyone offer Wendy some help? Or are you helpless, also? I know I am. Please comment below.