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Hey guys!

I know I didn’t post anything last week. I had meant to warn you guys, but time got the better of me. I went home for the holidays, and since I hadn’t seen my family since classes began in August, we had a lot of catching up to do and were always on our toes.

And now Thanksgiving break has all too quickly come to a close, which only means one thing…


My finals are both this week and next, so needless to say, I have a lot of studying to do. Unfortunately, this mean I won’t be able to post anything until after the 13th. Sorry.

But on a happy note, winter break is almost here, and I have a ton of reviews and other miscellaneous posts to publish that it’s not even funny. But hopefully it will all be worth the wait. 🙂

I hope to hear from you guys soon, and God Bless!

-Casey Baumgartner

penguin kisses

Surgeon General

Congratulations to My Simple Blog’s “Surgeon General” for being last week’s Photo Fridays selection!

This portrayal wasn’t what I was expecting. You found a way to tell a whole story with such few words. Great job!

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“Why is he on stilts?” my little sister asked.

“Why not?” I snapped.

She stood there with her little pudgy fists on her hips, staring at the man walking down the road on stilts. Okay, maybe it was something you don’t see every day. Not that I was going to admit it to her.

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Where Trees Meet Sky

Congratulations to My Simple Blog’s “Where Trees Meet Sky” for being last week’s Photo Fridays selection!

I love the angle you took. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a flash fiction this good, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store next.

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Perhaps I am a coward after all. I stop. Bent over and pushing the rifle against my thighs just above my knees, I heave great breaths of air into my lungs and force them back out. My side stitch has returned, like a hot knife, lancing me through the side. The agony is excruciating. It is some measure of what I deserve, I think.

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Bikini Girl Found

Congratulations to My Simple Blog’s “Bikini Girl Found” for being last week’s Photo Fridays selection!

I would have never thought to write this. You gave me quite the laugh. Keep it up!

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Well, the other day before I went into the store to stock shelves and do inventory—the normal thrill routine—I found an envelope glued to my windshield. Yeah, I mean glued. Like some numbnut superglued that thing in the middle of my windshield.  What? Am I talking too fast for you, dude? Sue-Per-Gla-Ooooooo.

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Tide’s Gone Out

Congratulations to My Simple Blog’s “Tide’s Gone Out” for being last week’s Photo Fridays selection!

I loved the last paragraph. Nice work!

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The wind has picked up, casting a bit of a chill in the evening air. I throw another layer on and take a cup of cocoa with me to watch the sunset over the Pacific. The views here in the evenings are more spectacular than the brochure claims. Believe it for it’s true.

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Writing My Legacy Is Back!!!

This blog was put on a temporary hiatus on August 12, and though it took much longer than I had initially planned, I’m back, everybody!…with some good news and some bad.

For starters, I promise I did not forget about you guys this past month. Every morning I would wake up thinking “I’ll find time to post something today.” Unfortunately, attending a top-rate university has been more overwhelming than I had expected. And it doesn’t help that I signed up for 15 course hours when I was constantly recommended to only sign up for 12.

I’ve been struggling day-to-day, scrounging for enough free time to write some of my works-in-progress, read books off my TBR list, and just hang out with some of the new friends I’ve made. It’s been a difficult road, but I think I’ve finally figured out a proper studying schedule that works best for me and my priorities.

That being said, my time during the school year is obviously much more limited than it was during the summer. I will continue this blog (I’ve worked so hard for it that it would break my heart to give up now.), but some things are going to have to change.

  1. Though Writing My Legacy caters to both the writer and the reader, it was originally developed to more strictly emphasize writing, through writing-prompts, journal entries, and writing advise. I feel like I’ve gotten way too bookish-meme-happy and therefore neglected the writing portion of this blog. This will no longer be the case starting right now. Because I have less time to write, I have no choice but to cut down on some of my weekly posts. Memes that will continue are as follows: One-Minute Mondays, Photo Fridays, Word of the Week, & Quote of the Week.
  2. Despite the fact that I’d like to focus more on writing, I realize that many of my followers read this blog specifically for my book reviews and bookish memes. Because I am taking both a literature and creative writing class, pleasure reading has almost become nonexistent in my life. I will keep posting book reviews, but I must warn you they will be few and far between. I also intend to resume The Friday 56. Any other meme postings (Top Ten Tuesday, Booking Through Thursday, Thoughtful Thursday, & Thursday Thoughts) will be entirely dependent on how much time I have available.

Now, if I haven’t scared you away yet, I’d like you to know being away from this blog and my faithful readers has left an empty place in my heart, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be back.

I’d love to know how you guys have been this past month and answer any questions you may have for me, so be sure to leave me a comment below!

God Bless. 😀

-Casey Baumgartner