Thursday, December 31, 2015

Pen to Paper: Writing Resolutions

Wow! Welcome to the final day of 2015.  Over the past few days I have been posting about my goals and resolutions for 2016. I did post a little bit on my goals page about my letter writing but I wanted to expand on it a little bit here. Maybe you can share some of your resolutions with me as well!
Time to Write
In order to even begin thinking about writing to friends, family and pen pals I need to make the time for it in my life. I had started a while ago dedicating an hour every Thursday night. It worked out well for a while but things started invading as the year drew to an end. I think now that it is dark and cold it would be a great time to establish the writing time. If I can have an established time before the weather gets warm and schedules get busy I think it will be easier to stick with it.  I am going to set aside 1 hour on Tuesday and 1 hour on Thursday evenings, after Munchkin has gone to bed (so about 8:00pm -9:00pm) every week from now on.
I haven't always been great on getting responses out in a timely manner, sometimes going a month or more before sending a response out. It is always easier to respond within a short period of time before I forget what I originally wrote in my letter. So my goal is to make sure to respond within 2 weeks of receiving a letter.
Letters to Send
Now I hate to stipulate how many letters to send each month, it takes some of the fun out of letter writing. However I do have a stationery subscription that sends me 24 pages of stationery every month. I have a rather large amount of stationery building up in my supplies. My letters are usually between 2 and 4 pages long, so I would like to make sure I am sending out at least 5 letters a month.
At one point I had all my writing supplies so organized, I had a nice to go kit that fit in my purse, all my addresses and stamps together, but things have gotten a little scattered. It is time to get all my supplies back together, see what I need to replenish and get it all handy again so I can just sit and write like I enjoy doing.
So there are my goals for my letter writing in the new year. Most importantly though I hope to continue to connect with my current friends and hopefully start connecting with some new pen pals. Do you have any particular writing goals for the new year? Of course let me know if you would like to connect off line with some good old fashioned snail mail!


  1. I hope you can stick with your goal this year. It's hard when life creeps in and derails you. Did you get my Christmas card? That's about the extent of my writing skills. ;)

    1. I did get your card, thank you so much. Oh we will work on your letter writing because you will be getting letters from me this year.