Rejection Sucks. What is Next?

I got rejected by a book review website.

This is probably the main or one of the main reasons I have not reviewed a book in a long while. This is not to say that I have not been reading books, I have, I just do not feel motivated to write about it.

While they offered what I hope is constructive criticism, I just don’t feel like I want to mould my reviewing style into what they are looking for, for their site. A lot of the times I write my reviews and posts right off the top of my head with little to no editing. I often fear that if I edited a post to death, it would feel less authentic and less like me, but at the same time, I can’t help but wonder if I applied their methods if it would help my posts gain more traction. I guess what I am trying to say is that it left me with a lot of doubts and while my self-esteem took a bit of a blow, it might be best if I stick to what works for me and just trying polishing it a bit more.

A little bit of spit-shine and editing can’t hurt, right?

Anywho, I have been listening to Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff on Audible these past couple weeks. Yes, I said weeks. Work has been keeping me busy and some of my new duties make it difficult to plug in my headphones and just zone out while at work. I finally gave in to the hype after watching one of the episodes with my sister, and as usual, my first thought was that I think I would enjoy the book more and then watch the series. So while it has been slow reading for me, it has been enjoyable nonetheless. I hope to finish it this weekend or at least by the end of the following week. The hype was right. The book is a great listen so far and I definitely recommend it especially if you are a sci-fi fan. It is set in the Jim Crow era and is based loosely on the work of H.P. Lovecraft.

The TV series is supposedly a continuation of where Matt Ruff’s book left off. I guess I will find out when I finish the book. I just hope it is not another Game of Thrones type situation *fingers crossed*.

So until next time, Happy reading.

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