I must confess, it’s always been a bit of a struggle to get books read and reviewed while working massive overtime for the regular job and cultivating my own writing and publishing goals. Two books published this year with attendant editing and promotion. Two of my small press publishers decided to close their doors, and the line for the novel I was writing in a multiauthor universe was cancelled. I had already been teetering on the edge of not writing romance anymore–the kick just isn’t there–and those events helped push me over. So it’s a return to my true love, writing historical mysteries. But my job situation is changing again and 2018 might be a bridging year to something better–I’d have to work two jobs to get there for now.
I’m very fond of this blog, and I wanted to step up reviews, going beyond Net Galley, but that might not be possible now. I say “might” because I’m feeling optimistic today; likely that’s a “I won’t be able to keep up reviewing in 2018.” I just don’t want to admit it.
If I have to choose between the blog and writing, writing has to take precedence, because only writing keeps me sane and whole, and I did give myself the deadline of Pitchwars (though that might not be possible until 2019).
I’ll keep reading your book blogs, however, because I need to keep in touch with all of you–authors and reviewers– who kept me inspired through 2017.
It’s not much, but it’s my patch. 😀