Non-bookish Post #9: Time for a Hiatus!

So…here’s the thing: I’ve contemplated a hiatus for a while now. I actually meant to take one back in January, soon after my birthday, but that never came to fruition. I was serious at work on revising the final draft on my book, and I was getting in over my head with the whole blogging, bookstagramming, writing, and working full-time.

I think it’s finally come head-to-head, and I realize I need to take a hiatus or else my brain might just explode. Work is and will continue to get busy. I’m in the middle of rereading a bunch of books because sequels keep coming out. And I want to focus more on my writing as well.

SOKI

Sometimes I feel like Usagi, but just imagine her in front of a computer, lol. I can definitely relate to the whole sweating and stressing thing. I’ve officially been querying my YA fantasy for around 6 weeks now. I’ve sent out more than I can count on both hands, and have received numerous rejections, too. I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about the rejections, and I wish for all the strength of the writers who kept going after the 10th, 25th, 50th, 100th rejection. *bows respectfully*

While querying, I’m writing a YA contemporary, which is definitely so far from what I normally write that it has its own challenges as well. Some might tell you it’s easier, but I wonder how they came to that conclusion. 😆

Summer has arrived, too. It’s officially gone to “open the windows and feel the breeze” to “good god, keep that air conditioner running!” in the blink of an eye. Welcome to Oklahoma weather. It never fails to surprise me even though I’ve lived here half my life. But that also means just a few more weeks of work until I’m on a month-long summer vacation. I’d like to go ahead and say that yes! I’ll write and read a whole bunch! But I imagine it will be spend catching up on all the shows I keep adding my list and reading this ginormous TBR pile of mine.

Belle Reading

Now I will say I do have quite a few ARCs (physical and electronic) to read within the next few months, so I’ll post reviews for those as well. )If you really want to keep up with my reviews, you can always find me on Goodreads. 🙂 )

I’m not disappearing from social media forever, I promise. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram if you’d like. I’m just definitely in the mind of needing a good break. I’ve been doing this blogging thing for two years now! Crazy, right? I can’t believe I’ve had the stamina to continue. It’s been fun, of course, but can be draining as well, both emotionally and creatively. Time to rejuvenate!

I’ll finish off this week with a full week (minus Friday, of course) of blog posts, but other than that I’m out for a few months. I’ll definitely check comments and continue reading your blog posts, though! I just won’t be blogging much myself.

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