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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Year End Recap, Reflections and Requests

It's countdown time.
We're only 48 hours away from Santa's visit,(and that's only if you've been good).:-)
And a mere week away from the start of a new year with awesome opportunities and new horizons to explore!
Wow, can you believe how quickly it went?
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support, comments, suggestions, vents, and good vibes across the miles.
I truly, truly appreciate it.
I couldn't do this without you.

Now for the important announcements--please read carefully.

*Pen and Prosper will take a holiday break from 12-24-10 to 1-3-2011.
If you'd like to perhaps get a little more of me and my "words of wisdom" while I'm away, feel free to check out my posts tomorrow at two terrific sites Daily Blog Tips and WorkAwesome.com.
Upon my return, there will be a new posting schedule. Look to see more hot topics, cool how-tos, guest posts and interviews here each Wednesday and Saturday!

* Coffeehouse for Writers will launch its new, exciting, online classes for writers of all levels and genres on January 3, 2011. If you've been vowing to hone your craft, or make more cash, here's an opportunity to do so. See what's brewing at coffeehouseforwriters.com
There's no time like the present!

* Please continue your support for Pen and Prosper by casting your vote. As many of you are aware, one of my goals for 2011 is to win an award for my blog. If you've been a fan, and feel it's worthy, take a minute or two and send an email to Writer's Digest for their annual competition. To do so, email writersdig@fwpubs.com . Make sure to place
"101 Websites" in the subject line. The deadline is January 1st and I'd be so geeked to get it!

Well, that's it fine folks.
Feel free to share any year end thoughts my way.
Have a happy, healthy, holiday season!

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  1. Good luck with the writing competition, girl! You go!!

  2. Thanks much! Hope I can count on your vote. :-)

    Take care and have a great holiday!

  3. Enjoy your break! Among the blessings I'm counting this year - being a happy follower of Pen and Prosper. :) Will check out the links and cast my vote.

  4. Jennifer Brown BanksDecember 24, 2010 at 6:54 AM

    Thanks, Karen!

  5. Hi Jennifer,

    Have a great break!

    I'll be sure to cast my vote.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  6. Jennifer Brown BanksDecember 24, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Thanks, Evelyn. Much appreciated!

  7. Enjoy your break. Have a joyous holiday, and may Santa be very good to you! And I will be sure to cast my vote. :-)

  8. Jennifer Brown BanksDecember 25, 2010 at 3:08 AM

    That's sweet. Thanks, Janette!

  9. Jennifer: I hope you enjoy your holiday. Looking forward to the new posts and all your wisdom in 2011.

  10. Jennifer Brown BanksDecember 27, 2010 at 1:31 PM


    Right back at ya'! :-)