So I’ve been having a little problem lately in actually getting my reviews written. I’ve been reading masses:
BUT not keeping up with my reviews Generally I jot down quick thoughts as I’m reading that I can refer back to when I write my review. Unfortunately, this seems to have fallen by the wayside a little, probably due to reading in bed and I can’t get comfortable to actually write notes. Partly because I get so deep into the story I can’t bare to drag myself away from it to jot sown an idea for the review. The result being that I have actually had to re-read some of the books in order to get coherent thoughts down on paper. Not an ideal solution when there are so many wonderful books to be read Although I have to admit I have loved re-reading my favourites.
The end result is that I am struggling to get my reviews written. I know I can just jot out my rough ideas BUT and here is the thing that probably makes me a little bonkers – I feel as if I’m not doing the book justice if I don’t write a more in depth review.
I don’t know why I feel like this. Somehow along the way, during the last 3.5 years of blogging I seem to have convinced myself that a review has to be in depth in order to do a book justice. Obviously, this is incorrect as I have seen some fabulous reviews that have been done Twitter style (140 characters) and they have been fabulous; concise and to the point without going into depth about the plot yet succinctly conveying the viewpoint of the reviewer. I am trying to convince myself that in order to catch-up I should attempt a few of these twitter style reviews. Yet I still feel guilty. This is probably just me as I can do guilt really, really well, lol.
I’ve done a few mini-reviews but there again I hate calling them mini-reviews, it seems to dismiss the thought process behind it. Is this just an Emma psychological thing that needs to be overcome or is there a specified ideal review length.
It doesn’t help that I am so easily distracted, veering off in the middle of a review to catch up on social media (oh look there is a squirrel – remind me to tell you that story later), even distractions from the children all add up to reviews taking forever to get written. Maybe I need an assistant Real life does affect how much time can be dedicated to writing reviews, I have other news to share next week Time management may help – what do you suggest. I’m still accepting Get Organised posts if anyone would like to contribute
Anyone got any tips, suggestions, want to come and help even if its keeping me focused and cooking me tea
All comments and suggestions greatly appreciated.