Some of you know that I write a second blog. lisaspiralreads.
I set up a challenge for myself to do book reviews on 50 books over the course of the year. There is no particular consistency to that blog. I post when I feel like it on the books I feel like reviewing. I read books I don’t review. I review books from a wide variety of genre’s.
The book reviews I write are the kind I like to read. I don’t rate books. I’ll tell you a little bit about them and why I did or didn’t enjoy them. Sometimes I like the information. Sometimes I like the writing style. Sometimes I like the theme. Sometimes I like to disappear into a pulp romance.
I haven’t been to the library in a month. They keep sending me nasty notes about all the books I have that are now long over due. I’ve been piling them up waiting to write reviews. Followers of this blog know that my October lasted well into November and I barely caught up with myself before the holiday season started. I’ve been biting my fingernails hoping that I’ll be able to get those last few weeks worth of book reviews written.
When I actually looked today I realized I only needed to write one more to make my goal of 50 reviews for the year. The other 5 books sitting on the floor waiting to be reviewed could go back whether I wrote about them or not! I’ve been avoiding, and worrying and waiting for nothing.
How often do you get yourself all worked up over a “deadline” that you’ve actually already met?