I should be doing a book review now. It’s time. I finished reading the book over a month ago… I could be already two months and I have not taken the time to review it yet. I’m not sure why and I’m not going to try to come up with excuses. I could tell you that it’s because of NaNoWriMo which has been taken quite a bit of time and I could tell you, also, that it’s how busy my life has been … or better yet, I could tell you that I have decided to vlog my NaNo experience and the learning curve has been steep with YouTube so I’ve not had the time to dedicate to reviewing the book.
Although all those things are true. I have entered NaNoWriMo and have been busy trying, and failing, to meet my word count every day, I could have written the book review for you. I have been really busy at work but no more busy than I have been at any other point in my life. I have also decided to vlog my NaNo participation…. Now this one is new and the learning curve is super steep. I’ve never had so much trouble with my computer as when I’ve tried to get my videos from my library to iMovie. I think I finally got it to work but don’t ask me how.
So, why am I not reviewing the book you might be asking. Well, I don’t know. I liked it. I actually liked so much that I am thinking I want to write a historical novel. I don’t feel prepared to do that yet but I have a setting and I have a thought but I’m just not good at romance and the kind of historical novels I like always have a little bit of romance in them. Just a little, I hate all the gushy type of stuff. Just a hint makes it so much more interesting. Anyway, I’m going to learn and practice and perhaps I will write a historical romance novel one day.
So here is what I think the reason I have not reviewed the book is. I’ve been lazy and focused on other projects. Things that I need to do in order to survive. Nope, I’m not being dramatic. I’m being laid off from my job. Yep….. the place I’ve been for the past 8 years and the place where I thought I was going to stay forever… well until retirement. It was a shock, but not really. I have known for a while, a year, but now it’s real. I’m being shown the door and I’ve been having trouble figuring out how that makes me feel. I’m ok. I’m not suicidal or anything like that. I’m a little angry and a little upset and going through all the stages of grief so if you just give me a little time and indulge me in what I choose to write I promise the review will come.
I will say that the book is great. I really liked it so if you waiting for the review to know if you should buy it… there you go. I think you should and I think you should read it. Ohhh wait… I haven’t told you what book! Right.
The Carnegies’ Maid
The review will come in the next few days. I promise! I just need to get through some more stuff. In the mean time I hope you are enjoying some of my posts about NaNoWriMo. Please go visit my YouTube channel where I will giving you a glimpse of my life trying to get through NaNoWriMo and keeping a sense of humor.
thank you so much for understanding. I’m going to go put in a few more words for my NaNo novel and then write a review….
Thanks again. Glad you are still here with me.