My appalling organizational skills nipped me in the butt again yesterday. Allow me to explain:
My roommate almost always picks up the mail when she comes home from work. Then she deposits my mail in a basket in the hallway for me to go through after work.
As you can see, it’s full. You might even say cram-packed. Why? I tend to look through the mail:
A) When I’m expecting something specific
B) When it’s bill-paying time (payday)
Since I got paid Friday, Saturday was one of those B days. So I started pawing through the mail, looking for bills.
Instead, I found this:
A postcard from Portland, thoughtfully sent from Fitbloggin’ 13 — and signed by several of my favorite bloggers.
Please know your thought didn’t go unappreciated. Had I noticed the postcard buried in my basket earlier, I’d have given you my thanks much sooner. (Appreciation is better late than never, isn’t it? I sure hope so!)
I won’t tell you — okay, I will … for a moment I was thrown, thinking, “How’d they get my address?” Then I remembered I sent it to Foodie McBody in response to a tweet she sent out. Glad I did, too, because the postcard was a pleasant (if late, through no one’s fault but my own) surprise.
I certainly hope to make it to Fitbloggin’ 14. Now that I’ve sold my first novel to a publisher, I hope I’ll have a bit of extra money for traveling.
In the meantime, I need to get a lot more organized. I started by picking up a new planner.
It runs from July 2013 through June 2014, and I’m going to keep track of all those important dates.
I’ll color-code entries with different pens for blogging, writing deadlines and other things.
Probably I should just use Google Calendar. But there’s something about a paper planner … just like there’s something about a paper book.
Someday, I’ll have some of those, too. DIVA IN THE DUGOUT will be released in Turquoise Morning Press’ digital-only Vintage Boutique line.
After that, the sky’s the limit.