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My Unplanned Hiatus

It seems like every time I set out to accomplish something when it comes to the Internet I end up failing miserably. Take my like two-month hiatus from writing on my blog. I don't know why it took me so long to finally come back to writing, but I do know that for the past eight or so weeks, I just have not felt like it, and that's okay. I realize now that I was burning myself out. Making myself upload and write three posts a week was getting not only time-consuming, but also stress-inducing, so I know now that posting once or twice a week is probably a better option, although I don't know if I'll ever get back to posting regularly. Here's to hoping though.

Love,
Baleigh

Editing a Book is Hard and YouTube Channel

I was lucky enough to find an editor for my novel and now I am in the process of trying to get all of the issues fixed while also doing the regular everyday things I have to do. I realized today while I was working on some things that there are a lot of issues with my manuscript. It's not that I'm not proud of it and the work I've done, it's that I am noticing all of the little things that I need to fix. Suddenly certain scenarios don't seem fleshed out and I find myself questioning almost every little thing, which I guess is a good thing since I won't improve my writing if I can't find flaws in my writing, but that still doesn't make it any fun.
              Editing is without a doubt my least favorite part of the writing process. It's not that I can't accept that I make mistakes in my work it's that I am (I will admit it) lazy and easily distracted which does not make for a good book editor. There's a reason I've alway…

Vogue's 73 Questions Tag

Hey! I was recently tagged by Kate Jones to do the Vogue 73 Questions Tag! 

1. What's the best thing that has happened to you this month?
           My Birthday!! I turned the big 2-0 on the first of October!

2. What's the best thing that has happened to you this year? 
            This is going to sound so bad, but getting over the guy I had a crush on last semester. It's so freeing to not be obsessed with another human being!

3. What's the best thing ever?
God.

4. What's your favorite season?
        Autumn. I love Autumn.

5. What's your favorite holiday?
          Christmas. I love the music and just how good I feel during that time of the year.

6. Would you ever live in a big city?
          Well, I technically live part-time in a bigger city, but as far as full time like when I'm on my own no.

7. What's your favorite ice cream?
           Any good ice cream is good ice cream. (I have an obsession with frozen treats if you can't tell.)

8. Do you untie …

Random News

I will admit that I am having a bit of writer's block today, so quickly I'm going to give you all an update on what's been going on in my life and the future of this blog. Also if you are not subscribed to my blog you can do so by signing up for the email newsletter on the side of your screen, or there should be a popup as you exit that will ask you.
  1. My posting times:
              I will still be posting every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, however I will not be having a specific time that I have to get posts uploaded anymore. With school, work, and sometimes just moments like this when I can't seem to think of a good idea for a blog post at all it's really hard to say I'll update on certain times. I have already not been able to get some blog posts up on time which is why I have decided to change this.

2. The blog has reached over 6000 views!!
           That might seem like a small accomplishment, but I started this blog back in July, so I…

Would You Rather Book Tag

I have decided to do my very first book tag here on my blog! I got this one after searching the Internet and the one I found was by Sincerely, A Book Nerd so definitely go check their blog out! (It looks as if they have stopped updating though). I hope that you enjoy this tag!


1. Rather read only a series or stand-alone books?:I'm going to go with series. I love getting to know characters over the course of many books. I can get so much more attached to them that way! Of course, that becomes a problem when the authors decide to kill off those favorite characters of mine.
2. Rather read a book whose main character is male or female?:            Female definitely. I can relate to them a lot more. That's not saying that I don't enjoy books from male perspectives, but I can enjoy ones from female perspectives a lot better.

 3. Rather shop only at Barnes & Noble (or another actual bookstore) or Amazon?:I would rather shop in an actual bookstore, unfortunately, I don't get t…

The Dancing Girl and the Turtle Book Review

Title: The Dancing Girl and the Turtle
          Author: Karen Kao
          Synopsis: Song Anyi is on her way to Shanghai when she is gang raped by a group of Chinese soldiers and left for dead. She finally manages to get to her Aunt and Uncle who along with their son Song Cho nurse her back to health. It is China in 1937 and the world is unlike anything. Between the scars of being sexually abused and the ghosts of her past that she sees, Anyi soon turns to prostitution with a newfound obsession with pain. This story weaves in and out of different perspectives and characters to form a story that is both beautiful and tragic.
 Rating: 5/5 stars

My Thoughts:
          I was surprised by how great this novel was. When Linen Press asked me to read and review this book for their blog tour I was hesitant, but I accepted the offer and I am glad I did. The Dancing Girl and the Turtle is a book unlike any other I have read before. There are lots of grown-up topics in it so this is definit…