It's like, how do these people do it for a living? I suppose they get into a groove, they know how to do it, they are paid to do it, and they get better the more they do it. But FUCK, talk about hard work. First you're worrying about if the author reads it, and if the publisher reads it. Then you worry if you seem like a dickhead. And THEN you worry about not making sense.
Writing fiction is much easier.
The problem is on my 'writer website' I have set myself up to do these things. I have put it out there that I want to do them, want to learn how to do them, and will do them. I put this one off so long it was ridiculous. The other stupid thing is I said I didn't want to do superficial reviews, I wanted to get meaty and in-depth.
So now I can't even just do some trite ones to tick the box.
I'm an idiot.
All I can do is do a few, but every so often. Do them right, but not frequently.
I mean it took me ALL DAY.
(Not wanting sympathy or someone to advise, just wanting to complain. Thanks!)
Hope everyone is good, and that no one is writing a book review. Just read books, don't worry about trying to work out what it is you do or don't like.
HEY ALEX remember 1Q84? That was fun...