03 Jun I’m So Organized
So someone emailed me and told me how fast I am at responding to my queries, just like it says on my blog.
That doesn’t really have anything to do with this story, I just thought I’d share the compliment since you guys have been a little slow on the giving me compliments side lately.
Anyway, I started emailing back about how unfortunately, the rest of my submissions saga is true too, and I can sometimes be slow to read but that’s why it’s good for you to give me helpful reminders every once in a while etc. And then I went on about how one day I was going to be so organized and I’d have a system etc. etc.
And then it happened.
I decided that today should be that day!
Instead of yet another email describing this incredible system that I was going to implement, I decided to just do it.
As an aside, that would be such an awesome slogan for my blog. Do you think anyone else uses that one?
OK, back to The System.
I think part of the problem is that for years I have been envisioning this System where I would just think about a manuscript–you know, that one about that thing that sounded pretty good–and it would immediately get called up to the top of the lineup on my kindle and then I would read however many pages until I decided that I wasn’t interested (wait, I requested this??), The System would just immediately know to email the author with a kind, gracious, it’s a business of opinions and mine is just one kind of email but even more personal and better.
But today, I don’t know what it was, but I realized, this System is never coming.
(Wait, other agents, if you have a System like this, can you let me know?? Thx.)
So I just made my own system (read: list).
Check back next blog post to see if I’m actually using this. And what happened to all the submissions I had pre-list. Yeah, probably not pretty.
OMG, I just came up with a name for this system. Wait for it…
Wait, maybe the sLYSTem?
Do you think if I title my file the Slystem I’ll never find it again?
Ok, to win a bonus pack of books or ARCs or something to be determined by me, at some point, guess how many manuscripts/books I currently have on my kindle in a disorganized mess. My kindle is probably 6 months old. Maybe 9 months? Closest guess wins.
But you also need to tell me how great you think my slystem is.
Oh wait! How many manuscripts/books, and 2nd guess: How long do you think it will take before you think my slystem breaks down? GO!