Monday, March 4, 2019

Hiatus Notice + Fairy Tale Site Announcement

Happy March! Am I the only one in complete and utter denial that it’s actually March? How? What? Why? I’m pretty sure February was 3 days long. Buuut March is one of my favorite months! The weather is beautiful, there tends to be a bunch of good movies releasing in theaters during March (am I the only one who’s noticed this trend?), and there’s just something exciting about the beautiful Spring-like month. I just can’t believe it’s HERE.

Because, see, back when I was making my New Year’s Goals at the beginning of January, I had decided to try to accomplish a certain one or two of those goals in March. It seemed feasible. After all, back then March seemed faraway. I had pleeenty of time to prepare myself, right?

Ahahahahaha!!! How delusional Past Christine was. You’d think I’d learn, but we all know that will never happen.


Basically me every time the month changes.
(No, I am not dramatic, what are you talking about?)

So here we are in March, the month I had set high and mighty goals for myself. And…I am not ready. At all.

The main goal I had for March? Moving my entire blog over to a professional Wordpress hosting site with a completely new and improved design. Lolololol. That’s not scary at all. (#LIES) My 8th (EIGHT???) blogiversary is this month, and I thought what better way to celebrate than risk exploding my blog and completely derailing everything over to a whole new hosting site and stressing myself out over it? (I really know how to party, amiright?)

Okay, but really, I’ve been wanting to leave blogspot for yeeeeears now. I’ve just never had the nerve to. But the word I chose for this year is BRAVE. So I’m going to be brave and start getting more professional around her. It’s way, way past time.

SO. So. I’m gonna try to do it. o.o Or at least research it more closely and see what happens. Even if I don’t switch to Wordpress (which I probably will) I’d still like to at least redesign this place so it doesn’t look so…cheap. I don’t know. My design’s been bugging me lately. It’s high time for something more professional!

Buuut this means I probably need to use that time to actually do the thing instead of continuing to post content. Thus, I’ve spur of the moment decided to go on hiatus for the month of March. I may still post a thing or two, depending on how things go and if I get inspired. But I may disappear for the whole month only to come back with a brand new blog… Or come back a failure and still be using my old blog. Eheheheh. Let’s hope not! But that’s why I’m announcing this here, the pressure of telling you guys AND going on hiatus is kind of forcing me to FINALLY take the plunge, be brave, and DO THE THING. The thing I’ve been wanting to do for like…5 years now. (Procrastination much?)


Changing up my blog is not the only news I have!

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (#shamelessplug), you may have already seen this announcement. But if not, I have some VERY exciting news that I’ve been waiting on pins and needles to share with you guys.

I’m pretty sure you all know my complete and utter love for all things fairy tales. I mean, I’m working endlessly on a Beauty and the Beast retelling and have like 298384 other retelling ideas I hope to write one day. Fairy tales have been a central part of my life since…like…birth. I just love them!


A few months ago, my fabulous friend Arielle contacted me saying she was working on something with another fabulous person, Faith, and asked if I wanted to be a part of it. When she told me what “it” was, my answer was something along the lines of “AJKLDKJFLSKJLJSLDKJFLJSD YESSSS!!!” Super professional as always.

Ever since, the three of us have been tirelessly working on putting this thing together, and will continue to be through the month of March.


A Fairy Tale Site for all our fellow fairy tale fans!

This site will include:

  • Lists of retellings
  • Lots of reviews (from fairy tale related books to media and perhaps even of different fairy tale collections themselves!)
  • Essays and posts analyzing fairy tales and their themes (remember my Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella posts? Yeah, things like that and a whole lot more!)
  • Writing prompts inspired by specific fairy tales
  • Mini galleries of fairy tale art
  • Plus mooooore! We have SO many ideas!

GUYS. I. Am. So. EXCITED!!! I know so many of you love fairy tales just as much as I do, and I think you’re gonna love this place!

We will be launching in the not-too-distance future, which means March will be slam-packed with putting things together, writing posts for it, and getting ready. Thus another reason I think it’d be wise to take a hiatus.

But don’t you worry, soon you’ll be getting even more content from me, from my own personal blog and the fairy tale site. IT’S GOING TO BE A BLAST!

So do keep your eyes peeled for more details and the actual launch date coming SOON. To keep up with the news, you should totally go follow Arielle and Faith on Instagram as well, as we’ll probably be sharing lots of news over there.


I have one more piece of news…


I’m all signed up as of last week and I CAN’T STOP SQUEALING. I was so hoping to go again this year after my utterly magical experience last year and IT’S HAPPENING. *SQUEE*

What does this have to do with my hiatus? Well, it’s just another push to get my blog moved over. I’d love to have my new space all set up before I go to Realm Makers and hand people my business cards with my site’s URL on them, ya know? It will be so nice to have a more professional, clean looking domain to send people over to.

So between my blogiversary being this month, the fairy tale site coming soon, and Realm Makers approaching, March just seems like the logical time to get this done. Plus like 2983 other things. *nervous laughter* Icandothis Icandothis Icandothis.

Thus a hiatus it is!

If it starts looking funky around here, just know it’s probably because I’m trying to switch and change things over. But never fear, when I come back I should (hopefully) have a nice new space. Plus the fairy tale site is coming soon so ALL the new spaces!




Is anyone opposed to me switching my blog over to a new place (I hope not…)? What do you think of this new fairy tale site coming? (I’M A LITTLE EXCITED IF YOU CAN’T TELL.) And who’s making it to Realm Makers this year???


  1. DO IT DO IT DO IT! I've been meaning to redesign my blog FOREVER now, but I'm super bad at anything to do with coding so I'm going to have to hire it out (yikes) and I'm poor and don't want to pay for it xD I definitely feel where you're coming from! And I've only had my blog for about two years! *winces*

    AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE AT REALM MAKERS! I admit, I started squealing when I say you announce that on Instagram. I am so excited to see my Christine! It's going to be absolutely fantastic. <3

    1. Your enthusiasm is helping me take the plunge! :D But ugh, I know what you mean. I'm gonna attempt it myself but...we'll see how it goes. Meep. Blogging is a lot of work. o.o But I love it, I do.

      I've been tooootally squealing over the fact that YOU'RE going to be there. Meeting you will be a dream come true. AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!! *runs in circles*


    *cough* Yeah, I'm a HUGE fan of fairy tales. My blog name is The Red-Hooded Writer, after all, and all my WIPs are retelling, and I just LOVE FAIRY TALES. SO I CAN'T WAIT.

    Sorry for screaming so much, heh. I'm just so excited!!!!!

    And good luck with moving the blog! It's going to look FABULOUS.

    1. DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR SCREAMING. I am absolutely THRILLED others are pumped for this. I knew so many of you guys would like the idea. All my precious fairy tale-loving friends! <3

      EEEEEEE!!!!!!! It's gonna be awesome!

      And thank you, m'dear! I hope it'll all turn out all right. *nervous laughter*

  3. Best of luck in redesigning your blog! I know it will look fabulous when you're done. :D
    I am SO excited for the new fairy tale site!! Will definitely be following.

    1. Awww, thank you! I hope it'll work out. Haha. I'm nervous, but also excited! ^_^

      EEP. That makes me SO happy others are looking forward to it. I think you guys are gonna love it! :D

  4. I'm so excited for the Fairy Tale Site!!!!!!! I can't wait!

    1. *HAPPY FLAILING* I'm excited you're excited!!! :D

  5. Oh my word. I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! So much stuff is happening and I wish you luck on ALLLLL the things! I can’t wait to see this fairy tale site - it sounds so cool!


    Have a great hiatus, Christine! Again, good luck on doing everything! <3

    1. D'awwww! Thank you, Nicole! That gives me the courage I need to actually DO IT. This is all so scary, but I AM rather excited to finally make the change! ^_^ And it makes me so happy you're looking forward to the fairy tale site!!! It's gonna be a blast!

      *SQUEALS FOREVER AND A DAY* YESSSSS!!!!! We get to MEET and are going to have the most magical time and and and ALKJLSDJFLJLKSJDF.

      Thank you so much! <333

  6. *high fives for March blog birthdays* It sounds like you've got a busy month ahead! I'm so excited to see the new fairy tale website and the updates to your blog! Best wishes with the redesign and moving to WP!

    I'm not going to RM this year, but I'm so excited you get to go again! I can't wait to hear about your adventures there this year. :D

    1. Oh yeah! Our blogs share the same blogiversary month, don't they? I love that! :D

      It will be QUITE the month, I think. But I'm excited. It thrills me you're excited about the fairy tale site too! We're gonna have so much fun! And thank yoouuu! I hope it turns out. Haha.

      Awww, I wish you were going. Meeting you would be THE. BEST. But you are so sweet! I will definitely share my adventures with you guys! ^_^

  7. YOU

    *MUCH, MUCH FLAILING* I can't wait to see you again, my friend!! I NEED TO HUG MY CHRISTINE IN PERSON INSTEAD OF OVER THE INTERNET!! ;D. July can't come fast enough!!

    1. I DID!!!!!! AND I FEEL THE SAME. Not living in the same place is TORTURE. Prepare for much squealing and flailing! <3

  8. I feel like redesigning blogs is a necessary miserable unending cycle all bloggers must embrace. I like your blog now ... but I'm sure whatever you come up with will be fantastic! Excited about the fairy tale blog ... I think I saw some of it on fb already, through Arielle?

    1. It's so, so true. I've redesigned this place on multiple occasions. But now it's gonna be MAJOR. Haha. I hate it, but it is necessary. *le sigh* That's so sweet of you to say you like my blog now. I'm glad. ^_^ The new one will still be minimalistic like this one. Just a bit more polished. Hopefully you'll like it too!

      YES. I think she did post something about it on FB (I shamefully don't have FB myself...eheh). But I'm glad you're excited. We are too! :D

  9. Aaaahhh!!! I cannot wait for this fairy tale site!! <3 <3

    I know I've been a bit absent lately, but I've still been reading (jsyk) and I am so so so excited to see your new blog design. It's going to be amazing! I just know it. :)

    1. Awwwww!!! I'm thrilled you're excited! We are going to have SO much fun!

      Oh, don't worry a thing about that. I know commenting takes up SO much time. I fail at it myself... But it's so sweet you've still been reading, even during the craziness of life. <3 And THANK YOU! Hopefully you guys will like it!

  10. AHHHHHHH I registered last week, too!!! It's gonna be EPIC!!!!!

    Personally, though, I like Blogger over Wordpress. Mostly because I grew up with Blogger and feel comfortable with it, and I hate change....

    I'm really excited about the fairy tale site, though. I've been really getting into all these retellings. They're so much fun!!!

    YOU GOT THIS, GIRL!!! See you in July!!

    1. EEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! THAT. IS. SO. EXCITING! I can't wait to meet you! :D AWK. I can't stop grinning!

      I know what you mean! There's definitely going to be a learning curve. Though it'll be more using Wordpress as a host, not like the Wordpress blog service, you know? BUT STILL. After 8 years of blogspot, it'll be so weird to switch over. o.o

      Awwww, yay! Retellings are the BEST. We're gonna have lots of reviews of retellings which excites me. It's gonna be so much fun!

      THANK YOU! AND YESSS. Counting down the days!

  11. I wish you all the best with these March plans! They sound ambitious, but also fantastic.
    (That reminds me, I should like to register also.)

    1. Awww, thank you! It's going to be...something. Haha. But I'm excited!
      (OOOH. Will you be coming again? That would be WONDERFUL!!! I was sad how little we saw of each other last time!)


    *gives hugs and sweets* I had to do so many blog / design moves there were TERRIFYING (and sometimes traumatic) but I got through them - you can do it!! The most helpful thing I learned that if I can't meet a deadline, if things don't go well the first time - it's okay. People are more gracious than we often suspect (or our to ourselves) and they understand and there are resources that can help us when we get stuck! I believe in you!!!!


    AND I'M SO HAPPY YOU'RE GOING BACK TO REALM MAKERS!! *SQUEEZES* Scratch that, I'm overjoyed!! <3

    1. ALLISONNNNNN. YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHAT TO SAY! I so needed that reminder that it's OKAY to go past deadlines if life happens. I too often put unnecessary stress on myself when, in reality, no one is going to unfollow me or whatever if I'm a little late. It IS okay. Thank you for that! <3 And thank you for the enthusiasm and encouragement. It means so much! *hugs*

      *BEAMS* When we started this, you were literally one of the first people I thought of that would hopefully like the idea. Because FAIRY TALES. We are SO excited!!! *flails*

      GIRL. You are making me grin so big. THANK YOU! *squeezes back*

  13. Christine...

    I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT ALL OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D #enthusiasm

    1. D'AWWWW! Thank you, Lacy! The enthusiasm encourages me so much! <3

  14. Ooh, I can't wait to see your move to Wordpress!!! Yay!!! I'm sure whatever design you decide to do will be fabulous!! I'LL BE ROOTING FOR YOU!! :D

    Oh. My. Gosh. THAT FAIRYTALE WEBSITE SOUNDS EPIIIIIIC. I can't wait to see that in the future!! *heart eyes*

    AND HUZZAH YOU'RE GOING TO REALM MAKERS AGAIN!! *does a happy dance* I soooooooo want to go again this year, it was such a wonderful experience, and I'm even considering possibly pitching something...maybe...hopefully? We'll see. XD In any case, I hope I get to see you again!!

    I hope you have a lovely, productive hiatus! ^_^

    1. EEP. Thank you! It's a relief to know everyone is happy about the switch instead of freaked out. Lol. But I think it's going to be good! ^_^

      AAAHHHHH!!!! I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE THE IDEA. I canNOT wait to launch it! *dances*

      *SQUEALS* You'll probably be going again this year? EEEEEE!!! I SO HOPE SO. It was EPIC meeting you last year! And you SHOULD pitch something. YES YES YES. That would be fantastic. THIS EXCITES ME GREATLY!

      Thank you, m'dear! For everything! :D

  15. I'm going to Realm Makers too!! I am so excited! And very nervous because I now have to figure out how to pitch a book..... Anyway! It will be a great experience!

    I just switched my little blogspot blog over to Word Press. In some ways it was surprisingly easy. They do a good job with helping you through the process. It does take a while though.
    I can't wait to see your new blog!

    1. AAAAHHHHH!!!! SO EXCITING. It's just SO magical! But I feel you! Last year I pitched my book for the first time EVER. I was a nervous wreck. But it went all right, and I'm very grateful for the experience. You're going to do awesome! The agents/editors know you're going to be nervous and I think try their best to help you feel comfortable. In the end, it's basically just getting to fangirl/boy over your book to someone who wants to know all about it. Which is pretty awesome! Hehe.

      Really? That is SO good to know, and eases my fears a lot. Thank you so much! <3

  16. ASDFGHJKL, Christine!!!!! This post is so so exciting!!!! Firstly, if moving your blog is something you want to do, then you should TOTALLY move the blog! I absolutely adore WordPress, and even though my blog isn't super professional (read: not at all) I still absolutely adore WP's layout and all that. 10/10 reccomend. (Are you considering going self-hosted?)

    And!!!! And!!!!!!!! AND!!!!!!!!!! A FAIRYTALE SITE???? ASDFGHJKL I THINK I JUST FOUND MY NEW HAUNT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. This is something I didn't know I needed until this very moment... Oh my goodness!!! I cannot WAIT for this!!

    1. AWWWWW!!! KENZIE. Your excitement is contagious!!! That's comforting to know you like WP. I think it'll be a nice change. Blogger kind of drives me crazy sometimes. XD And YES, I will be going self-hosted. Such plans may already be underway, but you didn't hear that from meee... *wriggles eyebrows*

      *HAPPY FLAILING* I am beyond ecstatic you like the idea! It's going to be SO MUCH FUN!!! I simply cannot wait to launch and share it with the world! :D

  17. Your blog is gorgeous as it is, but I'm happy for you switching over if you've been wanting to do it for so long! And I can't wait to see the finished product. :D

    Your fairytale site just sounds so awesome! I'm so excited for it. :D (And you're definitely the perfect person to be a part of it, given how much you love fairytales. xD)

    Yay for Realm Makers! Unfortunately it looks like I won't make it this year like I thought. :( I was depending on a couple other people and it's just not realistic for them right now. I'm praying it'll work out another time. Maybe next year.

    I'll miss you this month but I'm rooting for you with everything you have going on! Can't wait to see all your hard work come to fruition. :D

    1. Awww! That's so sweet of you to say. Thank you! It's definitely time for a switch I think. I'm excited. ^_^

      EEP. So glad you think so! And that you think I'm qualified. Hehe. It's going to be sooo much fun! I seriously canNOT wait for it to launch. *twirls*

      Oh no! That's so sad. D: I'm sorry it won't work out. *hugs* But YES. Thankfully, it happens every year, so there's ALWAYS a chance to go. I do sooo hope it works out for you another time! And hopefully we'll go the same year one day so we can meet! :D

      You are the SWEETEST. Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement. It means the world to me! <333

  18. So many exciting announcements!Switching over does sound scary, but if it's what you want to do. You should definitely do it.

    This fairytale site sounds amazing!

    Yay, your going to Realm Makers, haven't registered yet. Soon hopefully!

    1. Thank you! And... *shifty eyes* I may currently be in the process of switching over, and it may be going pretty well I think soooo yeah. But you totally didn't hear that from me. *grins*

      Eep. I'm so glad you think so! :D

      *FLAILS* So you're pretty sure you're going????? I've been meaning to ask because I WANT TO MEET YOU SO, SO BAD. Literally when I registered I was thinking, "I wonder if Skye is going to get to go. I WANT HER TO GO SO MUCH." It would just be the bessst!

  19. I didn't realize how much we needed this site until I saw the announcement! WHOA. WE NEED THIS SITE. I NEED THIS SITE. I am so flabbergasted beyond ecstasy right now I can't even. <3 <3 <3 Because fairy tales. Because retellings. Because all the things.

    SAME! I actually have a blog set up through Wordpress that I had to do for a college assignment, and I've been toying and stressing over whether I should switch over to that one. I'd like to do a more professional look than Blogger can give, mainly as a space for my professional, published self (if there is such a thing, LOLZ), with a focus on writing and the like. But sentiment is tugging me to stay with Lianne Taimenlore. I JUST DO NOT KNOW. Urgh. I think one day I'll take the plunge, but I have to oomph myself into committing to it.

    1. I AM SO GLAD YOU LOVE THE IDEA!!! I was hoping you would! :D Cannot waaaait to share it with everyone!

      Oh really? Interesting! Wordpress definitely allows a more professional look. But I totally know what you mean about being sentimental. That's a BIG reason I have put it off for yeeears. *sheepish grin* BUT I maaay already be making the switch, and importing all my posts and comments from this blog was no big deal, so I discovered. SO you can kind of have both--switching over but still keeping your posts. It is a scary decision though! It's hard to be blogging forever and ever and suddenly switch over. :-/

  20. OH MY GOSH! That fairytale site sounds awesome!!!
    Hope you have a great time at Realm Makers!

    1. MEEP. I'm glad you think so!!! :D I cannot WAIT to launch and share it with you guys!

      THANK YOU, M'DEAR! <333

  21. So many great things! Good luck with your blog move! I'm hoping to do that this summer. And so exciting about RM and the fairy tale site!

    1. Awww, thanks! It's actually going pretty well I think. Here's to hoping it continues to. Haha.

      I'm excited toooo! Lots of fun things coming up! :D


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