OK--I know that I said I was happy that A Month of Letters was over. And I was. Then I saw Write_On's campaign for 30 Letters in 30 Days. I had an entire month since A Month of Letters to write letters at my own pace. So...maybe.
I couldn't find anything about having to put the letters in the mail each day, only that the 30 letters be written. So I could write a couple of letters or postcards and put them all in the mail at the same time. I think. I'm also assuming that postcards count. If I do it, they will for me.
Here's the thing, April is National Letter Writing Month, and I can set my own personal goals.
Check out Lindsay's blog, she has some wonderful images
for National Letter Writing Month! I plan to use some of them!
* I had printed a poem I thought a friend would like to send in my next letter. Then I realized it was April and National Poetry Month! So instead of waiting, I stuck the poem in an envelope with a short note and put in the mailbox.
* Realizing that this serendipitous combination of celebratory months could work for me, I decided to send a poem (or lines from a poem) with every piece of correspondence this month.
* I'd love to attend one of Naomi's letter writing parties. For goodness sakes, Melbourne even has a Snail Mail Social Club!
* Another idea is to write a few letters to strangers including a short poem and leave them in various places. Maybe one in a library book, since I need to return my current bag of books....
* The USPS has some great ideas and new stamps!
This went out on Thurs.
Below is my first April letter.
I had already sealed it when I thought
about sending a poem,
but she will get a poem in the next one.
I decided not to save this poem for Penne's next letter,
and so it went out on April 1, too.
I taught this N. Scott Momaday poem years ago
and thought Penne would love it.
Go Postal! Write someone a letter this month!