Thank You All from the Bottom of My Heart

Today, it was my turn on Story Empire, and sadly, I decided it was time to say goodbye. I’ve loved being part of the Empire, for sure, but realized that I was having trouble keeping up. This was NOT an easy decision, and I hope you’ll stop by to read the full post. Thanks!

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Hi, Everyone! Marcia, here today.

When I was invited to join Story Empire last spring, I can’t tell you how truly honored and excited I felt. I’d followed the blog for some time and knew it had a well-earned reputation as an informative and helpful place to learn all sorts of things about the craft of writing. I still feel exactly the same way, and wouldn’t trade my time here for anything. But—you knew there was a “but” coming, right? —this year has not been kind to any of us, and I now find myself with several issues that are slowing me down significantly.

As a person who has always felt much younger than my actual years, in addition to one who figures if I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it to the very best of my abilities, it’s extremely difficult for me to grasp that my…

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14 thoughts on “Thank You All from the Bottom of My Heart

    • Thanks, Darlene. Yep, I just had to accept that I’m slowing down a bit, and needed to let go of a few things. But I’m going to be getting back to normal here on The Write Stuff, as well as spending more time on my writing, so I have positive things to look forward to. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Olga. It’s going to make it a lot easier for me to keep up. I’m already looking forward to returning to my regular features here on The Write Stuff, as well as to focusing on my writing again. Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to comment, too. I appreciate it greatly! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much, Jeanne. I was just trying to do way too many things, and had to face the reality that I don’t have the same energy level I once did, and I was falling farther and farther behind. Something had to give.

      I do plan on getting back to all my regular features here on The Write Stuff, so you’ll still see plenty of me. I’m going to focus on my writing and this blog for a bit, and see how that goes. I’m also learning ways to deal with stress, which has been a major problem for me this past year. (As it has for many of us, I’m sure.) But I have lots of things I want to accomplish in 2021, and I’ll be working on those now. Expect more posts here, and a few more books ahead, too! 🙂

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    • It’s a hard one, isn’t it, Pam? We just don’t like to admit that we can’t do everything we want to do. *sigh* But sometimes, we have to prioritize and let a few things go. This was one of those times for me, difficult as it might be. Glad you understand, and thanks for stopping by to let me know. 🙂

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  1. You’ll still be here – just not spread so thinly! Here’s to many more years of your wonderful writing and support. (And you’ll be able to get on with your WIP – yay!)

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    • Thanks so much, Trish! And that’s the best thing about it all–being able to focus on my new Riverbend novella. Woohoo! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a moment to comment, too. It’s always so nice to hear from you! Merry Christmas, my friend! 🙂 ❤

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