Step One: Prepare to read Le Book.
I get out a notebook and Le Book of my choosing, ready to write down notes about what happens in Le Book and how I feel about it as I read. I will also have some sticky notes ready to put on quotes I like. This is good because I have an exceptionally bad memory and will help me remember the book and have stuff to write about instead of just staring at an empty post.
Step Two: Disregard all preparations made in last step.
I probably forgot to take notes because of said bad memory. I really do bring this on myself.
Step Three: Finish Le Book, Begin Writing Review
I have yet again screwed myself over because I either a) forgot to take notes b) was too lazy to take notes or c) have lost the notes. All are equally possible.
Probably have to reread the blurb to remember the main character’s name and also in hope it will all come flooding back to me. It won’t. Stop trying.
Step Four: What Are Words?
Stares at post for a good fifteen minutes.
Stares at wall for another good fifteen minutes.
Goes on Tumblr.
Step Five: Try To Lure Words Out Of Brain
Wonders if people notice that I use the same words all the time.
Looks up synonyms.
Loses train of thought in middle of sentence, is lost forever.
Step Six: Finishing Touches
It’s been two hours.
Spend time debating on whether or not to bold things and if so, which things. Do people just read the bold things? Sometimes I’ll just read the bold things. Am I a terrible person?
Step Seven: Redirection
Decides to abruptly write discussion post about review writing instead of writing a review.