Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Month of Letters 2013 Wrap Up

Last year after A Month of Letters was over, I had all sorts of very ponderous things to say about the experience! This time, while I could apply all those things again, I just mostly want to say... it was fun!

And thank you!

Thanks to those of you who filled out my address form. I got a much bigger response than expected! And I wrote to every single one of you, except the very small handful whose addresses were incomplete. (I sent you all an email, but didn't hear back from anyone, unless I missed it somehow, so if you send me your whole address, I will still write to you of course!)

I concentrated on that list this time around and didn't really send anything to family or long lost friends (except a couple) but with that, I ended up mailing 31 one letters/cards during the month... and couple of packages too, all across the USA and a couple overseas and to Canada.

I find the hardest thing about writing a letter a day is not the writing itself, but the mailing. If I miss the mailman, then I have to make a trip to a mailbox somewhere. Not a big deal, but it ends up being one! I hated that!

Last year I vowed to keep up the letter writing once the month was over, and I did okay during March, but then of course it petered out. This year, I'll try again and I have thoughts that maybe once a week I'll have a letter writing hour, or something, and at least keep writing to those that have replied to me. I have a stack here already! THANKS to everyone who wrote me back! You are awesome!

I don't know what it is, but I find the whole practice of "old fashioned" letter writing to be soothing and comforting. I've had a blast participating yet again and look forward to another great experience next year! Thanks to Mary Robinette Kowal (whose books I STILL need to read!) for thinking up this project.

Questions: Did you participate this year? How'd it go? And if not,  have I convinced you to give it a try yet? Do you feel letter writing is dumb now that we have ways to instantly communicate? Or do you think we should try to keep the art alive? I'd love to know what you think!

And, did you not get a letter but wanted one? Let me know!!


  1. I love that blogging and technology has encouraged people to actually write more real letters to each other. Funny how that worked out! I love my letter, thanks!

  2. I think this is a marvelous idea! I still hand write letters to a few people. I love it, and I think the art of writing letters should never die!

  3. I enjoyed doing the letter writing too. I find it soothing to write letters too. I loved my letter too :)

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed it and decided to play again.

  5. I loved it. I need to go add my suggestions for next year before poor MRK is overwhelmed!

    Think we might need to have an MRK readalong?

  6. I liked getting a lovely random letter from you! It came just the other day. What a fun way to keep some "old fashioned" things going :)

  7. I wish I had known about this sooner. I would like to participate!!!


  8. I wanted you to know that I received your letter on Saturday, but didn't get a chance to read it until yesterday. I loved the letter. Thank you so much! I'm going to respond, but probably just via email. I'm not much of a snail mail person. It takes YEARS for me to reply. :D

  9. I absolutely LOVED being a part of this, and will do it again next year. It was a great experience!

  10. Snail mail was a blast this month...thank you!!

  11. I took part in LetterMo for the fist time this year and thought it was wonderful! I wrote 28 pieces of mail in total and met lots of other mail enthousiasts which was the best part of the whole experience. Glad you enjoyed it too!

  12. I've been meaning to tell you that I received my letter and I do plan on taking a picture of it because I loved the picture on the front of the card!! I will be doing my own version of something like this in a couple of months. I absolutely adore letter writing and I want to do more of it!!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!



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