Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow… Ahem. Sorry.
I realize that for many an InCoWriMo participant (those on the other side of the International Date Line), InCoWriMo has already begun. I hope it’s going well over there!
For the rest of us, we have a bit of planning time still available. Are we ready? I believe I am. Here’s what I’ve done:
- I’ve downloaded and filled out the InCoWriMo 2013 Planning Calender.
I have a recipient listed for every day of InCoWriMo. The list is extremely flexible and will change drastically, but I feel better knowing that if I get stuck for a recipient, the decision has already been made.
- I’ve made a list of names/addresses.
I know myself and if I have to hunt for addresses, it will slow me down and potentially de-motivate me. I’ve got more than enough names and addresses handy to keep me happily writing for the duration of InCoWriMo.
- I’ve gathered all InCoWriMo tools on the desk I will use tomorrow.
Again, I don’t want to spend a lot of prep-time when the letter writing moment arrives. I want to sit down and have everything necessary (pens, papers, inks, envelopes, stamps) within arm’s reach. I’ve got that so I’m good to go.
- I’ve decided when and to whom I will write my first InCoWriMo letter.
I will write my first InCoWriMo letter tomorrow (February 1st) at 8:30am. I’ve decided it’s the perfect time because a) I’m ready for the day, b) I’ve not yet started work, and c) I can still get the letter to the mailbox before the mail carrier arrives.
My first InCoWriMo 2013 recipient will be Me Sainted Father.
- I’ve ensured that I have large supplies of coffee and tea.
Writing by hand, especially a letter, is meditative. And I enjoy having a cup of something soothing and delicious right there with me to enjoy the experience.
I’ve got a plan and I’m at the ready. How about you? If you’ve done something to prepare that we might all enjoy doing, too, please share in the comments below.
And as of tomorrow: Ready. Set. Write!