I don't know how the rest of the world goes about it, but I've heard people talk about 'checking their email' constantly through this query process. Personally, from the moment my computer goes on in the morning - before I've even had my first cup of coffee* - to the moment my computer goes down for the night, both my email programs are open. (Okay, maybe not the exact moment, because I have to wait for Outlook to load and then I have to wait for my Firefox to load so I can access my gmail - but you get the gist.)
I'm never not connected. All I have to do is walk by the 'puter to see if I have a little envelope in my tray or if there's a new number next to my Inbox tab. Easy peasy.
Now, I do have Outlook set up in such a way that query responses go into their own little folder**, which for some reason doesn't put a little envelope in my tray. In that respect, I do have to click over to Outlook and see if there are any shiny numbers next to my Agents folder. (And yeah, I'm doing that every few minutes like some kind of junkie waiting for her fix to arrive via the interwebs.)
It's only been a week since the first queries went out, so I'm not totally spazzing out yet. I've been sending a couple here and a couple there - no big carpet-bombing strafe for me. Slow and steady.
I'll spazz later.
How are things in your world? Checking the email boxes or just chillin'? How do you handle the juggling of email?
* Speaking of coffee - check out Lydia Kang's Medical Mondays post about caffeine. (Really. It's okay. She's not a coffee hater.)
** I had to because the stupid program was throwing all my query responses last year into the Junk folder. Nothing like mixing rejections with offers to enlarge a penis I don't have. :shudder: Thanks, Microsoft. Dorkbutts.