Once upon a time I belonged to a local writers group. Several of the ladies had been published. Of course in those days, I thought published meant rolling in dough.
I was shocked to learn that one of the multi-published authors would reuse her manuscript drafts and print on the other side of the paper.
Whoa! I'll never do that.
I always worked from clean copy. In the olden days, that mean if I made a mark on a manuscript, I'd retype the whole page and/or chapter. We're talking in the days of electric typewriters here. When the computer came along, I'd just print out a fresh page.
Well, a few years went by. I lost my day job, and darned if using the backside of a sheet of paper didn't seem like a pretty smart way to go, especially with the cost of paper constantly rising.
I had a HUGE stack of old manuscript pages I've slowly been going through and--holy smoke--this week I ran out. No more big pile (and we're talking over a foot tall at one point) pile of paper. Good grief! Now I was going to have to use NEW, UNTOUCHED paper!!!
I actually felt panicky.
And then to make it worse the dreaded toner light on my printer went on.
I see a trip to Office Max in my future.
What do you recycle on a regular basis?