It’s Thanksgiving already. Where has this year gone? It feels like summer was a just a few days ago. Wait, it was! 70° on Thursday and Friday plunged to 30° and snow showers on Saturday. Ugh. I’m over winter and it’s still a month away.
I haven’t been posting much, for several reasons. First, my desktop, a 6 year old HP and my baby, started to die. I used it as little as possible and relied on my unacceptably slow laptop to do a lot of my computer-ing. But last week, as an early Christmas present, I got a brand new HP desktop that’s infinitely better but has a long way to go until it’s my baby. Windows 10 is pure evil and every day, I pray that everyone at Microsoft is sentenced to spend an eternity in Hell where they lose all of their work because their computer continually reboots to install updates. So much of my time has been devoted to figuring out the easiest way to downgrade back to Windows 7.
But, the new computer also means I can play my beloved Sims game again. After spending 4 hours copying over my game data from my old computer and reinstalling all of my downloads/mods, I wasted several days happily Sim-ing. Reviews did not get done. New rule: no playing Sims until a review are posted. I’ve only broken that rule 3 or 4 days out of the last week but I’m trying.
A big part of the problem is that I’m review-stipated. I have 6 or 7 reviews to write for books I’ve read within the last 3 or 4 weeks and I keep putting them off. It certainly isn’t due to the quality of the books I’ve read, they’ve all been fantastic. I don’t know why I’m just not inspired to write. Every review I’ve written lately has taken hours to do. I sit down, write a few sentences and then wander off to do something else. You know it’s bad when I decide to vacuum the floor and dust, just so I can put it off that much longer.
So, how do you motivate yourself to keep your blog updated? Leave a comment, I’d love some tips on how to stay focused and get my reviews done faster!