I've been trying to get a little organized. The family room, which is where I write, was beginning to get so you couldn't walk around in it. The floor was covered with wall to wall books and clutter.
I also found all my PB manuscripts on my computer desktop and various 'sticks' as I call them. I printed them off and put them in this blue notebook.
Each story is separated by a pink sheet. The pink sheet has the title of the manuscript at the top of it. Below the title I have listed the publishers I have sent it to, along with the date sent. In parenthesis, I write how long the publishers say it could be before anyone hears back from them. (That is if they intend on letting you know)
Either way, by looking at the date sent and the submission response time, I know if there is still hope from hearing from the publisher. I find that this is the best way of keeping track of where my manuscripts are. Also if anything ever happens to my computer, my stories will not be lost. I will have the latest version of them in my notebook.
I delivered Two Lane Livin' today throughout the Ripley and Fairplain area. If any of you are ever interested in purchasing Two Lane Livin' downloads, there is a link on my side bar. You can purchase downloads for as little as $1 and $2.
While in Ripley, I stopped at this little thrift store and found this book.
I love it. I am a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and this book is filled with her wit, wisdom and whimsy!
A few of her sayings are:
Blue is without doubt a heavenly color, but it is better in the skies than in one's mind.
It does not so much matter what happens. It is what one does when it happens that really counts.
Lessons learned at mother's knee last through life.
Farmers hands are quite full . . . and it seems about the only way they could procure more help would be to marry more wives.
I think she was a very wise woman.