I got a lot done today. I finished a project for a client, got the yard done (smart me - picked one of the coldest days of the year - grin) and cleaned up my email. Make that emails, plural. I consolidated 9 email addresses down to 2, and in the process I sorted and organized and deleted over 900 emails! What is up with that?!?
I told you before and I'll say it again - I have a LOT of culling and simplifying to do to get ready for RV living. To say the least, right? OMG!
But I am so glad I took time to do all of that today because guess what I found? I can't believe I almost missed it because of all the crap emails I've signed up for over the years!! BTW, I cancelled 24 subscriptions to said crap emails today, and probably have many more to go. But at least now I can take care of future cancellations as they come up. I mean I should be able to, since I'm like, I don't know, down to 2 email addresses with only 80 emails sitting in my In Box vs. 900! I still can't believe I allowed them to get so out of control!
But I digress..... back to the treasure I found..... are you ready? .......
TA DA..... I am in the running for the final round of the short story competition I entered in November!! "The Blue Lady" is a contender!! How great is that?!?
I am so excited!!! I bet I don't get ANY sleep tonight!!!
The email came in on January 24 and I almost deleted it today because it was from a strange address, but then I noticed the subject line, "Writer's Digest Short Short Update."
I am so excited!!! (<-- bears repeating, evidently)
That same email said that Top Award Winners will be notified via email by February 29. It made the mind-numbing scrolling and moving and deleting and creation of pop messages all totally worth it. I may not get that follow-up email for Top Award Winners but it doesn't matter. This one put me over the top! :)
Celebrate with me, won't you? Woohoo!