Happy New Year!

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Dancing With Wieners Star, Maksim Hotdogski (alias Maks)
Is Wishing You a Face Full of Rainbows All Year Long

Just want to take a minute or two to wish each of you a wonderful, prosperous, and MOST of all, fulfilling 2017! I have a real good feeling about this one! Haven’t made any hard and fast New Year’s Resolutions, though I did get a Fitbit for Christmas, and am amazed at what a good job it does of keeping me accountable, and reminding me to get up from this desk and MOVE, every single hour. What I have done, though, is set some goals, large and small, and one of them is to find more time for marketing each week. This past year was my worst at that since I first started writing. But I’m collecting ideas, tips, and strategies, and I’m ready to implement some of them.

We’ve gained a lot of new followers here at The Write Stuff in the last couple of months, and I’d like to welcome you all aboard. This is a blog for writers and about writers, and we encourage you to share news, promos, release information, and more with us. Several of you are already set up as contributors, and I’m hoping you’ll post here often this year. Those of you who aren’t can contact me (see About/Contact button at top of page, right under the header) and I will be happy to post news for you. I’ll also be glad to explain how you can become a contributor, too.

Next week, I’ll be getting back to my regular blog features: #MondayMeme, #MidWeekPOV, #ThorsDaySmile, and #InspirationBoard Sunday. I left out #FabulousFridayGuestBlogger, because I’m thinking of changing that slightly, perhaps to an interview format or something else a bit easier on guests. Often, guests don’t have time to compose a full blog post, so I’m hoping to find a quicker way to have folks visit us on Fridays. Will get back to you on that as soon as I know how I want to do it, but rest assured, Fridays will still be a day for guests to drop by.

In the meantime, let’s all head into 2017 with confidence and good cheer. Remember, Life is what you make of it–YOU have the power! And I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with this brand, new year!

Roll on, 2017! The Write Stuff is ready for you!

 

Update to Welcome Page (Link at top)

Happy Freya’s Day, Everyone! Hope you are all set for the weekend. Still limping here, but forging ahead regardless, because you can’t just lie down and quit when your foot hurts, dadgum it! 🙂

Just wanted to let you guys know that I finally got around to revising the Welcome Page linked above in the black section, to better reflect what this site is about. I also added my few rules for contributors and readers alike. Not too stringent, but in place to keep this site friendly to ALL writers (and readers), and avoid any conflicts. Please take a minute to read the post, even if you’ve been here from the start, and especially if you are a new visitor or contributor. Don’t want any confusion later.

Also, please rest assured that if I feel like anyone has gotten a bit out of bounds (whether intentional or not), I won’t be tossing you to the side like yesterday’s news. I’ll simply contact you privately to remind you, and that will be that. 🙂

Having said all of this, I do want to reassure you that to date, no one has ever done or said anything here I found objectionable or controversial at all, so I suspect these rules will never be called into play. But they’re officially posted now, just in case.

Now…back to Excerpt Week. You still have 3 days to share your work with us, and we’d love to read it, and share it with our own groups, so what are you waiting for? Get posting. We LOVE seeing what you’re up to. And we WILL pass it along. 😀