Slumps. They suck.
There is no other way to put it, whether it is a reading or a writing slump, it’s always annoying and frustrating. I’m currently in a review writing slump. It’s lasted the past few weeks. I’ve been having a mini reading slump too, so I only have 7 reviews waiting to be written. That isn’t too bad. If I was reading as faster now as I was at the beginning of the year it would be much worse.
But it still doesn’t make it any easier to write those reviews. I just don’t know what to say. The books are a mix of ones I loved, and ones I didn’t, so it’s nothing to do with that. It’s just a complete lack of having anything to say, or wanting to try to compose something like this.
It’s times like these that I’m glad I’m not an author. As a reviewer, a writing slump sucks, but it doesn’t really matter. A writing slump for an author could have a direct income effect, but for a reviewer, it’s just an annoyance. A big annoyance, but it doesn’t really impact me financially, just emotionally. That “writing review” shelf is just staring me in the face.
Ugh. How do you handle review writing slumps? I’m thinking of just sitting down and forcing myself to write the reviews, without letting Facebook, Twitter or Instagram distract me. Maybe I can get a review or two done. They might not be pretty, but a sense of accomplishment is still something. Any advice?