I’ve known it for some time: I’ve too much on my plate.
What with writing, editing for 1889, and having a day job, my ability to promptly read and review books has gone down the drain.
This imbalance is only set to worsen. Reviewing is merely a past time for me, whereas writing and being EIC of 1889 are jobs — jobs I’m passionate about, too.
So my plan is as follows:
Stop accepting books for review.
It’s unfair to offer a service I know I can’t deliver, and with such limited time on my hands, I want to read books I want to read, without the added pressure of having to write a review — whether I want to or not.
Move author interviews to 1889.
The 1889 blog needs content, and I want to downsize quillsandzebras. It makes sense to transfer this feature over. We are working on developing an interview form for 1889, but in the meantime, any submissions received through here will be posted on the 1889 blog.
Feel a lot less guilty!
By reverting this blog back to a personal one, and away from the regimented ‘must-be-a-professional-book-blogger’, I’ll have a huge weight off my shoulders. And won’t feel forced to post unless I want to (which I probably will end up wanting to do, now that there’s no pressure to do so). Success!
Right now, I’m spread too thin. I want to focus my efforts on amharte.com instead. If and when the mood strikes, I’ll post a review here. But I’m not going to set any deadlines.
That’s the end of this emo I-can’t-do-it post. Thanks for reading, and for following along :-)