Putting pen to paper

This year I have decided to once again participate in IncoWrimo. This is my 2nd year participating in International Correspondence Writing Month (Incowrimo) and I am also participating in LetterMo which is essentially the same thing. Different hashtags on all the social media platforms, but the basic premise is the same…write a letter to someone every day in February. Easy right?

I have yet to come up with a tracker for the month. What I used last year really was not effective, and essentially I would like something I can use all year. Perhaps a separate notebook. I tend to get so caught up with life that I put my received letters in a pile, which then gets put aside for a few days, then a few days more and before I know it life gets in the way and more time than I care to admit to gets in between the receipt of the letters and my reply.

I don’t have much pretty stationary for the task ahead, and we are on a very tight budget at the moment, but I hope to pick up some pretty notecards that I can use. I had more luck last year for Incowrimo when I sent out short notes of greeting than when I tried to get to in depth.

Have you ever participated in either of these?

Wish me luck!

Always running behind…

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Mind you,  I am rarely, if ever, late for an appointment or for work.  However, I seem to be running behind on my penpal letters, and my journaling, and my reading.  My intentions are good, but I get busy, or distracted and oops…didn’t get to it.

In February, I participated InCoWriMo, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and I did get a few letters, most of which came as the project ended.  So, as of now, I have 11 letters to reply to.  Some of them are from InCoWriMo, and some are my regular penpals. I feel like I have let them down, even though I know many are in the same boat as I am.  I’m even behind on writing something in here, but I decided that a blog about falling behind would succeed in a) getting a  blog entry written, and b) help me feel less guilty about being behind.

So April is National Card and Letter Writing Month, and I am going to participate and challenge myself to once again meeting the challenge!  At least I have letters to reply to to fill up the first few days, right?

Wish me luck!