I have…. been around less than I would like to be. Or usually am. Whichever. So I figured I would compile a little list of super important and totally legitimate* reasons that I have been absent-ish. So… here you go!
*By “important” and legitimate” I mean “really nonsensical and not at all rational”.
Yeah, that’s a problem. So here’s some backstory: I want to buy things about The 100, because as you may recall, I am obsessed. So I bought all the things from one designer and… there is nothing else. It’s a niche to be filled, you see. I also want THG quotes and they’re hard to come by. Thing is, it’s seemingly a niche that only I care about? That’s okay. Point it, it is time consuming. And I have no idea what I am doing.
Well, at least, the ones you can review. I still have a few but they don’t come out until at least next month (most not until 2017). So, instead, I could review books I read for funsies. Or, and this is the option I have seemed to enjoy, I could review nothing. This is why I have zero reviews scheduled, zero posted, and zero in drafts.
I know that sounds counterintuitive, considering this is a book blog and all. But… sometimes I just want to read my book, okay? Right now I am knee deep in a re-read of The Hunger Games (thanks to Madalyn @ Novel Ink for her post that prompted me to do this!) and about to finish Frost Like Night, so… I just don’t want to stop reading, is the thing.
This actually started as a joke, as you can imagine, when I was asking my friends for other reasons I use to waste time. Val said…
And I was thinking “Oh, Val!” but then I realized that yes, I spend lots of time talking to my friends instead of blogging. Like right now. Well, I suppose technically, I am doing both, but I spent most of the last week just doing one, and it wasn’t blogging. My friends had more entertaining stuff to say than I did, I suppose!
This is a bad one, I know. In truth, I am mostly caught up, but that is only because I gave up on replying on certain things. Also, this ties into commenting, but as you may know, I love leaving novella-length comments on other blogs… which is why commenting on three blogs takes me like, an hour. Oops? Whatever, quantity over quality or some such nonsense, amirite?
So you go to bed. Because if just the thought is that tiring, clearly the execution isn’t going to be heaps of fun. And you will be able to tell. Or so I tell myself.
I feel like this term will be in the DSM-VI, right? It needs to be. Look, no one is ever going to be the same. I am not suggesting we should be. What I am saying is that some days, I still don’t feel like blogging is okay. I still feel like I should be doing more. And then some days, I am just plain discouraged and want to crawl into my bed and cry.
Yes, yes, I have problems. I started my rewatch like, less than a week ago and am on Season 2, and I am not a fast binger. Except when I am neglecting my blog, perhaps? Anyway. Not only am I deep in the trenches of Mount Weather at the moment, but Amber and I have been scouring the Wiki for death counts and analyzing character traits, and basically… well, like I said, I have problems. But it’s fun and it makes me happy, so there’s that.
As I am writing this, I have 3,952 words to go. Which is doable, let’s be real. But, I lost a lot of time in the middle of the month, and now I am trying to make up for it. Plus, when you are writing at least two thousand words a day… frankly, I am not exactly keen on writing more on my blog.
That sounds awful, yes? Well, it’s true. I don’t. Feel. Like it. I am trying to get back into it. But this is one of the worst slumps, nay, the worst slump I have ever had. I am down about so many things lately. And I don’t want to pass on my Debbie Downer-ness. No one wants that! So I feel like I should ride it out, maybe? But I have a few ideas coming up. And some reviews, blessedly. (This is why ARCs are my friend- forced posting, not even kidding.) Honestly, I think once NaNo is done taking up huge chunks of my time, things will be better. I also don’t want to neglect my baby book just because I finish NaNo though, so I have to get better at time management. Or something.