So, very clearly, I’m not great at blogging as a thing that I do. After having to move like we did, I kind of fell off all of the wagons. I wasn’t reading, wasn’t writing, definitely wasn’t blogging, wasn’t doing much of anything unless you count rewatching shows that I’ve seen at least twelve times before.
I don’t know how I got into that hole, and I wasn’t sure for the longest time how to get out of it. There certainly weren’t any answers in Gilmore Girls or 30 Rock (but I tried, dammit, and that’s what counts right?), and I didn’t find it in any of the new books that came out even though I was really excited about lots of them.
Really, how can you be in a reading slump when you have Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom and Truthwitch and Windwitch and King’s Cage and AHHH. And that’s just the ones that are old and I feel bad about. I haven’t even touched the new ones I haven’t read.
I’m still kicking myself, and I’m so behind, and there was nothing that I could do about that.
What I’m doing to get out of it now
The one author guaranteed to get me out of a slump had a new book out, and that helped a lot.
A Conjuring of Light made me reread the first two in the Shades of Magic series, and it helped a lot. Then I got to see Victoria Schwab at her event in Austin, and just. Hearing her talk about how she does her writing and everything, was really helpful. It made me want to write, and finish something and just do something.
So I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo in April and failed because we got this monster.
His name is Bastion, and he’s the best, he’s the cutest, and at five months he’s almost as tall as I am when he stands up. Y’all, I’d wanted a puppy for so long and let me just tell you that this is the best dog. I’m not biased at all, no, it’s fact. He’s the best.
Now I’ve signed up for Camp again for this month and I’m not doing too well but I’m trying and that’s what counts, right? Sure. I’m planning on playing catch-up there this weekend, so we’ll see how that goes. I’ve got a lot to catch up on, but I’m going to have time to do it, and it is going to be wonderful.
What this means for this tiny corner of the Internet
There are quite a few books that I’d finished before I fell off the face of the earth, and I’m planning on getting those reviews back up. I’m pretty sure TV Tuesday is dead because it kind of makes me hate whatever show I’m watching.
I still haven’t finished Stranger Things. Just stopped watching.
I’m hoping that there will be a review up a week, but that’s a general hope and in no way a promise. I think though that I’ve caught up enough on books that I can keep that hope alive for a while at least.