Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Review Burnout and slumps

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Review Burnout and slumps
 
 
For the past couple months I have been struggling to get out reviews.  Not due to lack of reading, but that I have not been interested in writing the reviews.  Actually discussing books, yes.  I still chat on goodreads.  But whenever I try to write a review, I come up blank.  Or it is short and has no details or personality.  Then I scratch it, start over and is too rambling and has spoilers.  So I delete that too, then I just stare at the screen blank once more.  Then I realize I am getting nowhere and decide to go do something else.  Or I just don't feel like it.  Almost like it has become a highly unwanted chore or hassle but not quite.  More like the blahs when I think about getting to it.
 
 
Thing is, I normally love writing reviews.  I especially love talking ans sharing about books.  SO what is wrong with me?
 
Have you ever had times like these?  How do you pull yourself out?

6 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you had to feel that way! I've had times like that too.
    I took a break from reviewing and (sometimes) reading. I did activities that doesn't involve books -- went to the mall, played computer games -- which is pretty hard because there wasn't a time I did not read. Then, when I felt better I started reviewing books again. :)

    Denise @ I am Shelfless

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  2. I have definitely felt like this too, in fact I always find reviews hard to write. I generally have a clear idea of my feelings on a book, but find it incredibly hard to put it into words, which is why for a book blogger, I really don't do that many reviews (I tend to do one to every two other posts).
    I hope your review burnout gets better soon!

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  3. I'm not great at getting reviews done. Each one seems to take forever as I constantly change and rewrite things. I have notes for 90 book reviews that need writing from the last 2 years plus there are a pile of books I read in 2010/2011 that I never even wrote notes for. I'm trying to catch up but it;s taking ages!

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  4. I think we all go through a funk eventually just take the time you need and maybe it will come back to you after a break =D

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  5. I know exactly how you feel. I think we all go through a bit of writer's block from time to time. I don't keep a blog, so I just put the stars and maybe a few brief overall comments if I feel like it, so if I want to come back to it and add details I can. I hope you overcome this problem soon!

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  6. Sometimes I feel like this with certain reviews, but I haven't felt that way for an extended period of time. This is one of the reasons that I use bullet points for my positives and negatives - it gives me something to focus on at least. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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