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February 01, 2017

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Victoria

Oh, snap! Old age is getting to me. I thought LetterMo was in April! I must be confusing it with the write_on campaign. At least I've already written my letter for InCoWriMo today and will be mailing it during my jaunt to the post office later!

Joe

I spent some time getting a calendar and recipient list together in my bullet journal, and also collected the mailing addresses of the people on my list. Picked up stamps from the post office, acquired a letter pouch to keep everything in, bought envelopes.

Sadly, we've been stuck away from the house while work is done on our (previously-flooded) basement, but I'm ready to hit the ground running (or, I suppose, writing) when we get in later. First up: my pen pal in Scotland, who inspired me to try fountain pens and who has been trading letter with me for quite some.

Lauren

Got up early today and had a good start! Wrote 4 letters since I had a late start at work today. I'm sooo looking forward to the month and keeping up with the challenge. I fell behind on writing with the holidays, so this is the perfect kickstart.

Marti Schrock

Lindsay Ostrom hosts a "National Letter Writing" month in April. She has sign-ups & assigns pen pals. Perhaps that is why you have April in your mind.

MizLit

April is National Letter Writing Month. Write_On also hosts a Letter Challenge in April.

oliviarrow

I'm trying to keep up with both, it's fun to catch up on my mail and strike up some new pen-friendships!

Joe F.

Since I'd heard about InCoWriMo last year, I really only paid attention to that, reasoning that LetterMo was unlikely to be different in any significant way.

I was so wrong! I just went to the site yesterday, and there are Achievements (with badges!) you can unlock for hitting milestones in the month (eg: writing letters every day for a week), using mailboxes you don't ordinarily use, and all that kind of thing. The blog is actually updated frequently (unlike the one at incowrimo.org), and there's a forum for posting and seeking encouragement (or just chatting about, say, fountain pens).

I have a certain undeniable tendency to collect things I like; I'm *really bummed* that there were all these badges I could have earned if only I'd started paying attention sooner. Well, I'm definitely going to do that next year. I figure I can print the badges out on sticker paper as I earn them, and use them to festoon my LetterMo/InCoWriMo calendar (or journal).

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