My last review was a disaster. Most of what I wrote only made sense to me and was a frustrating exercise in producing content for content’s sake. That’s not a game I want to play. I don’t want to write things that aren’t adding value. Messy reviews of TV shows I have little to no interest in aren’t adding value to anyone or anything.
It’s also frustrating to feel that I have to crank out these reviews because I promised myself I would. I would rather be working the novel I’m writing. Since I don’t have all the money, my writing time is limited, making it more frustrating to have cut my novel writing time in half so I’ve got time for this. If I liked reviewing the O.C. in the same way I liked the Gilmore Girls, I would feel differently. And to be completely honest, I really don’t like The O.C. Sorry, Young Jim Gordon.
As of now I’m discontinuing my O.C. reviews. I’m going to look for another show that may be a better fit for my tastes and style of reviewing so writing these kinds of things feels less like a sacrifice and more like a fun exercise in working different writing muscles. I have no advertisers, no real following, and no one is paying me. Why not make this enjoyable?