So as I've said in other parts of the forum, I was in an overwhelmed "emotional coma" until recently. I was coping with a lot -- baby twins, new responsibilities at work, care for my aunt when she was ill with cancer, and then helping deal with the funeral and her estate when she passed away.
I stopped writing, I stopped reading, and I stopped reviewing, because I was too drained.
In January I started posting chapters of my stories again, once a week, and now I'm starting to do random ones every few days while still keeping the once a week (Wednesday) update. That means my brain is growing more active, and I'm looking for things to read to build my momentum back.
Here's the thing -- there are 10 pages of "unreviewed listings" and I thought I should start at oldest first, because they've been waiting the longest. That seemed "fair."
But I've changed my criteria for "fair" -- because life's too short and I only have so much energy, clearly, I need to set better priorities. I don't want to do a "random" review of an old story that maybe is no longer being posted or maybe the author won't notice.
So I'm asking the community -- who here, who participates, who cares about WFG, needs a story review? Who has something new up that no one has looked at, or something old that hasn't been reviewed in a while? Who is inviting a friend to come post their stuff, and wants them to receive a good welcome?
I've reviewed over 100 stories without any kind of sorting mechanism other than a) looking at what's oldest (sometimes) and b) looking at what other people are reviewing and providing an alternate perspective as needed. Now, I'm saying I want to support WFG's supporters -- if you're here, you care, I want to read what I haven't read.
Get me a reading list and let's put this reawakening mind to work.