Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hey, what happened to the reviews?

Good question. I tend to run light on reviews anyway most weeks, with only 2, occasionally 3, sometimes 1. I aim for 2 a week and hope I can do more but now that's getting blown to heck. The cause is a good thing, but the slowdown in reviews is disappointing.

So, why are reviews going to slow down even more? Editing. I'm picking up more assignments, both from my publisher and from freelancing, which is wonderful. But, it means the time I was devoting to reading and writing reviews is now going to reading and editing manuscripts. I have two right now, a short story for content edits and a very, very long novel for copy edits and some content edits, and a proofread coming my way in December sometime. Add in the day job and the holidays and something had to give.

I'm aiming for one review a week during edits but even that may not happen. I do have blog tour posts and some guest posts coming up and those will still happen. I need to stay away from NetGalley and Edelweiss and get firmer about turning down requests from authors and publishers that I already work with. I have a pile of books, both virtual and digital, that I promised to review so my focus will be on those. I did stockpile a few reviews and I have those scheduled for the week between Christmas and New Year's.

So, I'm excited about the editing and that it's picking up, though I had a panic attack when I got the short story for content edits. I hadn't done content edits before! Eeek. So far, it's going well, though my office program and the author's office program didn't want to talk to each other. That meant more work for both of us for the first round of edits; now we can work around it for the next round of edits.

I do apologize for the lack of reviews; you'll know when the editing slows down by the upswing in reviews posted. I hope I'll still see you around.

7 comments:

  1. Good for you getting more editing work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I'm excited and pleased. There will be ebbs and flows so I am going to enjoy the current rush while it lasts.

      Delete
  2. Congrats on the editing work, I know you wanted that..hopefully you get some reading in..we will wait on the reviews!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congrats on getting the work!

    Take your time with reviews, we'll still be here when you get to them :).

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's great news...congrats on picking up the extra jobs!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Heading in new directions can be inspiringly creative in all your endeavors. I love your posts whether you do reviews or not.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks Donna, thanks everyone. It's exciting, scary and occasionally boring, but I'm enjoying. I'm still hoping that I can get a handle on managing everything and keep up with the blog.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment, I enjoy hearing from my readers.

Due to a huge upswing in spam comments, I had to disable anonymous commenting. If you have trouble commenting, you can use the Kontactr form at the bottom of the page. It won't show publicly but I'll still get the comment.