Florence and the Machine, Thoughts, Writing Slump



This is going to be short and sweet. If you’re noticed I haven’t been blogging as much as I should but the fact of the matter is that I’m in a review writing slump. Yes that’s a thing. I’ve read plenty of books this moment but I can’t seem to type up a decent review for the books that I’ve read.

I know that IĀ DON’T have to write a review for all the books that read but these particular ones need reviews because they are so damn good that people need to know how great they are. What’s worst is that I feel really bad, so the guilt of not writing a review isn’t helping the matter. It’s probably normal to go through this sort of thing but when you have obligations to other people it just isn’t professional at all. Beside this is A Month of Indies damnit.

So do anybody have any suggestions because I seriously need help in getting out of this slump. I HATE being in a slump of any kind.

Please leave your suggestions in the comments below. I would great appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Thank you!

Now I shall leave you with the Queen–Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. Long & Lost describes what I’m going through with this writing slump šŸ™



  1. Hello again. šŸ™‚ Sorry to hear, you sound stressed, and down on yourself. I hope you feel better about things soon.

    I won’t go into all the causes of writing “slumps” – I’m sure much has been written about the subject (no joke intended). It sounds like the pressure is weighing you down, as well as a sense of guilt. Writing from the heart is hard to do when it’s carrying a burden. Normally I would suggest a break is in order; not just a physical break but also a mental one. And of course I don’t mean having a mental breakdown ;), but just giving your mind a rest from what you need to do and your objectives. When one’s mind has had a chance to clear from a problem, usually one can tackle the problem with renewed clarity, vigor, and enthusiasm.

    You appear to be passionate and enthusiastic about what you do, but if your heart is drained you can’t put into it what you’d like to, and therefore you’d rather do nothing until you know you’ll produce what you want, and what you’d like your readers to see.

    But you mention professional obligations, so perhaps a break for you isn’t possible. I hope you’ll be able to find a work-a-round that you can accept.

    Have a good day. šŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! I think a little break from writing might be the thing that I need. Plus a break from social media just so I can reboot my creativity.

      Just need to take a breather because the pressure that I’m putting on myself is not good.

  2. So when a review slump happens give yourself permission to be responsive instead of generative – pull a couple of reviews (long) from Goodreads across multiple star ratings and put them in your post draft. As you read them decide if you agree or disagree and write your review as a foil/counterpoint to those other reviewers. After a bit you’ll find yourself thinking of other things you want to talk about for the book and will be back in your groove.

  3. It’s crazy how we’re dealing with the same exact situation! I really hate being in a slump because it knocks me off my game. I like to be ahead of things, especially when it comes to blogging, and now that I’m in a blogging slump, I feel like I’m having a hard time catching up on things I need to get done. I have to come up with a new way to review my books for AMOI because girl, doing a separate post for each title is just NOT going to happen! lol. I only have two more books to go, and I’m doing a joint review (2 in each post) so I should be done by the end of the month. Urgh, when you find a solution that works, let a sista know lol.

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