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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Is it cheating to
    .... all answers are no.
    If you start one early and finish it on a day in February, hooray - your writing more.
    If you pre-write a bunch of letters and deliver them in February, hooray - your writing more.
    If you .... anything that involves putting thoughts into something which transports it to another person, hooray - your making a connection that you wouldn't normally have made.
    If you miss a day (or two), think of all the extra writing you are doing that you normally wouldn't.


    Keep it low stress, high enjoyment, silly, and a joy.

    May your ink not run and you letters bring happiness to all,
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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Is January 31 the non-holiday with the smallest number of hand written letters mailed in the entire year?

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Oh my gosh. It starts TOMORROW!
    ďNon nobis solum nati sumus." ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Life got sneaky and pulled me away from here and most replies. Finally caught up and back in here, just in time to start up InCoWriMo. Between cleaning the house and applying to grad school, hopefully I can stick with it again this year. I am in the InCo.org book under Sam Weaver
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    Get a letter from me

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Ok, definitely trying to participate again this year after missing out last year. First letter to my grandparents today, but I have my address on the website list and looking forward to connecting with some new people now.

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Picked a few victims from InCoWriMo-2018 site, and the letters have been posted.
    I am a Penpaller and Correspondent. I have a blog. I have a snail mail forum for discussion and postal challenges....

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    I'm still on course...for now. I've posted 8. (Feels almost saintly. )

    (I haven't actually run out of "replies" yet...)
    Last edited by Chrissy; February 6th, 2018 at 06:22 AM.

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    Oh my gosh. It starts TOMORROW!
    Thank goodness. I thought I was a week late!

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    I've done the required dailies plus a few extra so far... I'm doing a lame sort of close-eyes-wiggle-mouse method of randomizing. Had to buy more international stamps. I've come up on Australia twice!

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    In the interests of forward planning, I bought a good batch of unused "E" stamps on eBay during January. They work for Europe up to 20grams weight and Worldwide up to 10grams weight. For US friends, I have to use airmail envelopes and TR paper to get down to 10grams.

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Okay, I gave up on the close-eyes wiggle-mouse technique. Now I've got a mature and scientific rolling the D&D dice method going on

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    In the interests of forward planning, I bought a good batch of unused "E" stamps on eBay during January. They work for Europe up to 20grams weight and Worldwide up to 10grams weight. For US friends, I have to use airmail envelopes and TR paper to get down to 10grams.
    It hardly seems to matter. A postcard arrived today from Scotland with only a 5p stamp.

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    As of this morning twenty have gone out. (this does not include the five that were hand delivered, rather than mailed.) Three new ones arrived in today's mail. One reply is ready, another is in process. I expect all will go no later than Tuesday. (Monday being a postal holiday here in the US)
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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    I am waaaayyy ahead of the game. Counting the two which arrived today, which I have completed replies to, that brings my count to 25 with a week to go.
    Brad "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    I suppose I should work on replies before sending too new victims
    I am a Penpaller and Correspondent. I have a blog. I have a snail mail forum for discussion and postal challenges....

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin_Ute View Post
    I am waaaayyy ahead of the game. Counting the two which arrived today, which I have completed replies to, that brings my count to 25 with a week to go.
    Did you receive one from me yet?

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin_Ute View Post
    I am waaaayyy ahead of the game. Counting the two which arrived today, which I have completed replies to, that brings my count to 25 with a week to go.
    Did you receive one from me yet?
    Not yet. Do you recall when it was sent?

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin_Ute View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin_Ute View Post
    I am waaaayyy ahead of the game. Counting the two which arrived today, which I have completed replies to, that brings my count to 25 with a week to go.
    Did you receive one from me yet?
    Not yet. Do you recall when it was sent?

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    Feb 19th or 20th....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin_Ute View Post
    I am waaaayyy ahead of the game. Counting the two which arrived today, which I have completed replies to, that brings my count to 25 with a week to go.
    Did you receive one from me yet?
    Not yet. Do you recall when it was sent?

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    Feb 19th or 20th....
    I will watch for it.

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    Default Re: 2018 February letter frenzy - InCoWriMo / A handwritten letter every day

    Well, today is February 24, 2018, and I have kept up with INCOWRIMO 2018. My practice is to write a letter to a man, a woman, one in the U.S. and one foreign, on alternating days. Havenít missed a day, and only four to go. And Iíve looked up each address on Google Maps so I can see where my recipients live. Some of my recipients have sent return mail, and Iíve received one letter that was from a nice person who selected my name from the address list. Itís been fun, and in a few cases I see the possibility of ongoing correspondence. This is a great way to make friends, and frankly, Iím having a great deal of fun.

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