My #LetterMo Debrief

Like all the challenges I’ve embarked on during my 40 years of life, my Month of Letters was no different. I started out strong the first week, writing and sending out letters every day. Then, I fell off the second week and finally my letter-writing petered out near the end. I’m blaming the snow storms on the East Coast and not my own laziness.

I had fun though. I know that I want to do it again. And I know what I want to do differently.

I want to be prepared next time. This year, I decided I wanted to do #LetterMo a few days before it started in February. I want to have some special stationery and a fancy pen just for letter writing. I want to get a PO Box so I can check my mail regularly.

Also, I want to gather a list of people who have time to write me back. This year, I was rushing to get a list of addresses so I told people that they didn’t have to write me back. But half the fun is getting responses to what you’ve written, ask any fanfic writer.

So, that’s about all I have to say about #LetterMo. I love writing letters and reading letters. I’d love to have a few year-round pen pals. But in a world where Inbox Zero is the goal, who has the time for handwritten notes?

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Originally published at on February 29, 2016.

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