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            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 always wanted to be a writer and not an editor. Still, I realize that it is something that I have to do to make my novel the best that it can be, and for that reason I am willing to do it.
                My biggest issue right now looks like it's going to be finding time to do it. I have classes, homework, a job, and this blog that I update three times a week to keep up with. I'm not complaining, I love the work that I've been able to do, but that doesn't make it any less stressful sometimes. I also recently started making videos on my YouTube channel again. I had started a BookTube channel back last year but unfortunately it just wasn't the time for me to be a YouTuber and I ended up deleting the videos and quit making videos. However, lately I've been getting this weird urge to start making them again, and so I decided to listen to this urge and try my hand at it again. It isn't going to be easy, but then again the best things never are. I only have one video up so far, but my plan is to update it every Tuesday and Saturday. I just hope that it works out.

Love,
Baleigh

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