Lately, I've been in a bit of a funk. Between working my butt off to raise money for NYC next month and trying to slay this monster TBR pile, I've had little time to sit down and do blog stuff. More importantly - little time to write reviews. So when I finally do get free time, I have to force myself to get some reviews written. And I don't know about how the rest of you book bloggers are, but when my writing mojo isn't intact and I have to demand it of myself, those reviews are usually about 350 words of pure hot mess.
So, book bloggers or book reviewers or whatever title you want to give yourself, my question for you is - how do you motivate yourself to write reviews?
Me? I usually read other reviews from some of my favorite bloggers. (This doesn't mean I take other people's thoughts or opinions. This is for inspiration only. Because if you haven't clued in yet, plagiarism = automatic epic fail) This can help me remember what I loved about it or what I hated about it; basically get my thoughts going. Another thing I like to do is go back and skim through the books. Certain scenes will catch my eye and re-reading them leaves the story fresh in my mind and so I won't feel like slamming my head into the wall when it comes time to transferring my thoughts to words.
Even though those techniques have worked for me the past two years, I'm having my first blogging crisis, so your thoughts and tips and advice will be greatly appreciated!
And I know that I'll probably hear this quite a few times, because it seems to be the best solution for people having a hard time with blogging, but for me, taking a break from Sophistikatied is not an option. I love this little website like a child and until something happens that literally takes all of my internet time away from me, I won't give up on it. I just need a bit of motivation is all!
So, interwebs, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to transform me into a lean, mean, review writing machine! Go!