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Let's all take a moment to recognize that I haven't posted a blog since, oh... August 26th of 2013.
Life takes you through ebbs and flows, and 2013... well, it was definitely an ebb in the life of Stefers the Great, and I am more than ready to put it behind me. I talked at length over the last couple of posts from August why everything in the world was was awful last year (feel free to browse back over there by clicking here and here), so I don't really feel compelled to dwell on it any longer.

2013 was a bitch.
But it's over now.
Let's move on, shall we?

I took the first several weeks of 2014 to reassess my life, consider where I'm heading versus where I want to be heading, what I want to do with this blog, etc... and I think I've come up with some pretty exciting prospects, all of which I will be detailing over the next week.

I'm sure you've already noticed some visual changes, but I've also decided to make some content alterations as well. Keep on reading for the changes to come. Things are a-changing over here at 52 Weeks of Wordage, and I am ecstatic to share those changes with you.

Things to Expect:

Firstly, this blog has never really had much of a format, so I'm adding a bit of organization to the mix. I will be posting Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays (and sometimes Fridays), and each day will have a specific theme. I'll give a brief explanation below, but I'll go further into each theme on each day this week.

Mondays: Meaty
Mondays will be focusing on a single way in which I plan to strengthen myself during the upcoming week. This might include (but is not limited to) an inspirational saying or story that I read in the news or somewhere similar from the previous week, a new workout that I am trying the next time I go to the gym, or even so little as a logic puzzle to help improve brain activity or memory retention. These posts will be short and to the point and are meant to get your week started off the right way, with positivity and hope for progress.

Wednesdays: Writerly
Don't think that I'm tossing the whole purpose of this blog - writing - out the window. I am and always will be a writer, and it is imperative to continue writing in order to improve. I can't expect to get anywhere in the literary world if I drop writing, now can I? Wednesdays will be where I continue the writing exercises that I've been doing  on this blog since the very beginning. We still have around 100+ exercises to go until we reach the final, 365th exercise. When we get there, we'll reassess and see what's next for Writerly Wednesdays. Suggestions are more than welcome, so feel free to shoot me an email at

Fridays: Flashy
If you're a writer who has spent any time on the internet, you know that there is a group of crazies out there that writes super short fiction, also known as "flash fiction" every Friday (for more information, go here). It's an excellent way to practice your writing skills while having a great time, getting to read other authors, and see what all you can accomplish in less than 1000 words. It's harder than it sounds. Trust me. At any rate, I will be posting my admission to the #FridayFlash phenomenon every single Friday, come Hell or high water. Some of it will be good. Some of it will be terrible. I'm ok with that. You should be too. The point is that we're writing, and we're having fun. That's all that matters.

Saturdays: Sumptuous
Saturdays will be my day of the week to reflect, respond, and pretty much write about whatever the heck strikes my fancy. It could be my commentary on something stupid that happened in the celebrity world, but then again, it may be a scathing review of a new movie. It could also be just me rambling, as I am wont to do, about a topic with which I am identifying at the moment. It all depends on how I am feeling the second I sit down to write the post. Isn't it exciting? It's like a freaking crap shoot. Or in the words of Forrest Gump, I guess I should say it will be "like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get."

It all starts tomorrow, so get ready for some fun.



Linda H said…
Looking forward to it.

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