Topic: A short moratorium on commenting, and other stuff
Next Monday, I'm having some minor outpatient surgery performed on my right wrist to correct a malfunctioning tendon duct that runs to my right thumb. The recovery time is around two weeks to become fully functional again. During that time, the doctor doesn't want me to do much typing and especially little or no mousing. But I can do both with my left hand, being mostly ambidextrous.
There is a secondary reason for this post, to wit: Following my last burst of reviewing I realized that the number of points I've been accruing is over 900. Therefore, I am now going to concentrate more on my own works and get them out there for review rather than reviewing others regularly. For stories I've already begun to review, I will continue, but for new stories, I may or may not begin reviewing them. Short stories and poems might have to wait a bit but I will get to them, just not immediately.
I also want to finish stories of mine that I've already started - that's the bottom line. I want to and I should. I isn't fair to have unfinished works in my portfolio that just dangle there with no conclusion. I've about finished my "map" of the Dwee'num ship and will have our intrepid human explorers roaming around the alien ship soon.
Finally, when I changed ISPs last December, the new one managed to glitch my emails for an entire two months or more. Two days ago, I received an email from their admin advising I had over 60 emails they have since tagged as "not spam" and what do I want to do about them. It turned out that a lot of notifications from TNBW got tossed into their spam folder and are now resting on my computer as reclaimed emails. I find that Emily Ridgeway has the most at 54, Felix Urick at 15, Alkemi at 11, jack the Knife at 14, and several others. I apologize for my lack of response, but I simply didn't know they were there. I've saved them off into a directory and will work my way through them, albeit slowly, until I am done. What mystified me the most was that only certain authors were filtered out while others were allowed to be received by me. The admin has no excuse other than "sorry about that". This is a danger of POP emails as opposed to IMAP emails - even though Thunderbird handles my 11 accounts, some still get dropped on the floor.
My apologies for not having responded to your posts.