Reviews on Hiatus

I’m not going to give up reviewing altogether. I’m stubborn, as you may have noticed. But I haven’t even had a few minutes here and there to pull up my Kindle app on the phone, it’s been that bad. So I am reluctantly admitting that I can’t do a weekly review. You’re likely to get more school papers, and takes on a couple books I’m reading for school (specifically Criminal Justice class). And if I find a bit of open time, I’ll read fiction, because that’s what I do when I need to escape all this unrelenting studying and work.

I am writing. It’s at a glacial pace for me, maybe a thousand words a week. But as I was joking to houseguests last night, we have a bathroom badly in need of remodel, so if I can get this book done and published, we can afford to do it. Or hire someone to do it! Only I have no idea how long it will take me to finish this book at this rate. Or if it will be any good, attenuated as it is.

So here I am, surrounded by unread books, and no time to read. Torture, I tell you.

But I have vocabulary worksheets to complete for Spanish class.

Yo leo libros!

desk books

The books currently on my desk: two Terry Pratchett, two Ursula Vernon, a couple of research books, and a graphic novel that belongs to my daughter.


5 thoughts on “Reviews on Hiatus

  1. If you guys were closer to Maryland I could probably pull off a bathroom remodel for a lifetime of books. Might not be able to get my wife to understand but other book addicts would understand.


    • LOL – I’m flattered, Joe. Fortunately, this is a little bathroom, mostly dominated by a small claw-foot tub. So it won’t take too much to put it to rights when we’re ready. Time, as much as anything right now…


  2. I’ve come to the realization that if I’m not in NaNo and I need to draft, 500 words a day keeps a steady enough output. For one thing, I feel pretty puny when I don’t do 500, so I have to do it. It’s not too much and I make progress. Until I retire, I don’t think I’ll get more than one book out a year , but at least I’ll have that one book a year.


    • This is a good plan. I have days I can write, and days I can’t, mostly because of the schedule this semester. I just found out today the contract work I was doing, which was supposed to be over before school started, is coming to a close. One less thing to worry about!


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