Wednesday, July 15, 2015

More Reviews Upcoming (I Promise)

June and July have been nuts, and I've been largely absent from my usual online spaces as a result. 

I'm finally getting around to seeing various doctors re: my visit to the ER, and so far things are looking better. I still have weird chronic pain, vision and hearing problems, and dizziness, but it's getting better. Or at least, it's not as bad as it was.

I've also been writing a lot, but not on my typical projects. I've been doing a lot more freelancing lately -- translation, mostly, as well as some editing and (fingers crossed!) I may be hired later for a content-writing job, if they like the samples I sent. I'm also making a tentative foray into copywriting. I'll see how that goes. 

What I really want to do is get back to writing reviews. I have to review Virtues of War (quite good), Inked (shaping up to be good), The Sorcery Code, and A Legacy of Light. Reviews just take longer than you'd think, probably because I obsess over every detail and want them to look good on the examiner.com site. I also find it harder to write reviews of books I loved, since it's difficult to find new ways to say "I loved this and it was amazing." That's a good problem to have, I suppose -- it means I'm reading a lot of good books.

I'll get around to it. I swear.

Right now, though, I'm working on a secret project. Very hush-hush and definitely outside my typical genres. I won't say much, in case it goes utterly to shit, but the newness of the idea, style, and genre have been quite fun. It's helped re-teach me the fun of writing. I think that's because, for once, I'm not worried about taking myself too seriously. It's not something I can spend a ton of time on, as I have freelancing deadlines to get to now -- but due to the nature of the beast, I can crank out a lot of words in a very short period of time, say, half an hour. 

4 comments:

  1. Good to hear what you're up to! I also want to get into writing reviews. I definitely think it's a skill to eloquently express feelings about a book, especially ones you love!

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    1. I always like reading your blog reviews -- they're very to the point. I struggle with the urge to feel like I have to dress up the words and pad the word count.

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  2. Happy to hear you are getting better than you were, medically. Here's hoping that continues! Though your work output, even when feeling lousy, sounds impressive. You might outwork me while sick, even when I am well!

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    1. Yeah, i just had a hearing test today. "Still recovering from ear infection" seems to be the consensus, but we'll see. Keeping up with this workload has been a struggle with my regular hours at work. But I did finish the first installment of that project (a short story). So, yay.

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