Consider these tasks when you feel brain dead or are too tired to think straight. Here’s a list of jobs for writers when you want to be productive without much mental effort.
• Organize your Internet Bookmarks/Favorites and verify that the links are still active.
• Verify that the links you recommend on your websites are still valid.
• Update mailing lists and remove bounces and unsubscribes.
• Back up your files. Email a copy of your WIP to yourself.
• Go through your online folders and erase old files.
• Delete photographs stored on your computer that you no longer need.
• Convert old file formats to current ones.
• Delete unnecessary messages from your email Inbox and Sent folders.
• Delete old contacts from your address book.
• Unfollow people from Twitter who are no longer following you.
• Sort your Twitter friends into Lists.
• Post reviews of books you’ve read to Goodreads and Amazon.
• Get caught up on listing tax deductible items for your writing expenses.
• Index your blog posts by date and subject so you have a quick reference.
• Read back issues of trade magazines and get caught up reading newsletters.
• Organize your physical book collection.
• Donate books you’ll never read again and don’t want to keep.
• Pare down your digital TBR pile. Are you really going to read all those free downloads?
• Sort through the piles of papers on your desk. Act on them, file them, or throw them out.
• Work on blogs like this one.
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