I know I have been slow at posting and such lately, so I just wanted to give you guys a brief explanation for that and let you know what I'm going to be doing with this blog in the next couple months.
Basically, I started writing again recently - fiction writing, that is. And it's a great thing for me personally because as much as I enjoy blogging and reading, they're not my top priorities. I will always read, and I hope to keep this blog going as well. But writing is most important in my life.
Trying to focus on so many things at once has me burned out. It's a struggle to write daily, read review copies, and post here five times a week. I have been down on myself because I'm trying to not get behind on anything, yet I missed posts on both of my blogs. I might not finish the review copy I'm currently reading by its release date, which means I won't have the review up by the deadline I set.
Blogging is a hobby, as is reading. And when it's more stressful than fun, it's a problem. I'm not saying I want to quit, but I do have to slow down. It's difficult for me to realize, and especially admit here, that I can't do everything I would like to or "should."
For now, I'm setting up some "stress-free blogging" for myself. I will post when inspiration hits, and I will read when I have time. Hopefully I can still get 1-2 posts in a week, at least, but I'm not promising anything. I feel like if I'm less pressured, I can let things flow more naturally. In a sense, I'm giving myself time to miss blogging so that I can come back to it refreshed and ready to post - and also, hopefully, ready to set realistic expectations.
I'm sorry if this post is disappointing to any of you readers, but having this out there will make me feel a little better about my lack of updates. And just to make it clear, I'm not completely pushing review copies aside either - I'll have them done within the "30 days before or after release date" time frame that most publishers look for. I'm just not being so strict on myself.