As my long-term followers will know, I’ve taken part in NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo several times over the past few years. Some years I have more success than others, of course, but I still have a great time doing them as part of Motivember.
Knowing this about me, a friend of mine recently pointed out InCoWriMo to me. I was immediately interested. I enjoy writing – and receiving – snail mail. I regularly (although not as often as I should!) exchange letters with a friend from when I briefly studied in Bath. And InCoWriMo seems like a great excuse to write and receive even more snail mail.
I’ve already started planning out my schedule for InCoWriMo. (That’s not something I’ve normally done with NaNoWriMo or NaBloPoMo!) A number of forum friends have sent me contact information so that I can add them to my list of people to write too. Through February I will be sending letters to England, USA, Canada and Barbados, and that’s just to start with!
Whilst I’m not going to be setting myself as many goals as I do in Motivember, February is certainly shaping up to be a busy month. As well as InCoWriMo I need to keep up with the new blogging schedule (and I’ll admit, I’ve missed a couple of posts this last week). I’m also starting a new exercise regime – my weight has been creeping up over the last couple of years and I’m determined to get it back under control.
Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:
Over the 29 days of February I will be writing and sending 29 cards or letters for InCoWriMo; writing, editing and posting ~72 blog posts. No numbers for the exercise stuff yet because I’ve yet to finalise that schedule.
Wish me luck!