If you haven't already figured it out by reading my Weekly Wrap-Up posts, I've been on quite the reading binge lately. I seem to be speeding through a book every day or two. Part of it is my Kindle Paperwhite, and how easy it is to read a few pages (or chapters) here and there, and part of it is that I've been sick and resting a lot more than usual.
At any rate, when I feel bad, all I want to do is read. Not review. Not return comments. Not visit other blogs. And especially not return emails. My clogged inbox was giving me stress, so I created some folders. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Well, today I had "answer review request emails" on my to-do list. I was feeling better and decided to tackle my inbox. I opened the appropriate folder and saw that I have 32 review request emails to answer! I have never been this behind before.
So, to everyone who's recently emailed me, and has not heard back yet, I'm sorry. I will get to your email, but it's going to take me some time to read them all and reply individually (which I feel everyone deserves even if the book does not appeal to me). I hate form emails and imagine that authors and publishers hate form rejections.
Have you ever gotten this behind before? Is it just me, or is saying 'no' really hard to do?