February always sneaks up on me, but I'm going to participate in the Month of Letters 2013, even though I'm off to a late start.
Here's the challenge: Send one piece of postal mail per day, every day that the U.S. Mail is in service. That's 23 letters, notes, packages or postcards. And respond to every piece of personal mail you receive.
Author, blogger, voice actor and puppeteer Mary Robinette Kowal isn't just trying to support the postal service. She initiated the challenge last year, to brighten up a dreary month and remind people about the special pleasure of getting something in the mail. More than 700 people participated in the 2012 challenge.
"Email is all about the now. Letters are different, because whatever I
write needs to be something that will be relevant a week later to the
person to whom I am writing… It
is relaxing. It is intimate. It is both lasting and ephemeral," Mary writes in her blog about the challenge.
Follow the Month of Letters on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LetterMo) or Twitter (#LetterMo, or follow @LetterMonth).
If you'd like some mail from me, let me know in the comments. (If I don't have your postal address, I'll message you.) Or just send me a postcard!