July 2012 Archive

Happy Mail Sign-Up!

Hey guys, this will be a rolling sign-up, so if you’re in the midst of getting a new address, feel free to fill this out whenever you can. Depending on how this goes and how many people are interested, I will re-do the list every month or so to keep it relevant.

As a refresher, or if you’re new to the Happy Mail idea:
-The idea for a snail mail campaign started months ago at a writing conference. The thought is to send postcards to one another with happy, uplifting and supportive messages.
-This will be an anonymous mailing. Addresses will be complied into one document, omitting individual’s names.
-You may not know who you’re sending a postcard to, but that shouldn’t stop you from writing something uplifting and…happy :)
-You are not required to put a return address or name on postcards you send.
-If you connect with a certain postcard sender, feel free to make more of a connection with that person, but that will be entirely up to you.

I hope you’re all as excited as I am!

Making Mail Happys

I officially have a new address, so I think it’s time to post my thoughts on the idea of snail mail happys. (If you have any suggestions, please don’t hesitate to add your thoughts in the comment section).

*I’m inclined toward an anonymous mailing. I want to be as confidential as possible with people’s addresses (I know I don’t want mine wandering around the internet going who-knows-where, doing who-knows-what with strangers ;) My thought is to have everyone submit their addresses and I’ll compile them into a document, omitting individual’s names, which I’ll send out in an email.

*You are free to write and send postcards as you wish. Pick an address off the list and write away. Yes, you won’t know exactly who you’re sending to, but that shouldn’t stop you from writing something uplifting and…happy :)

*It will not be required to put a return address or name on the card.

*If you really connect with a certain postcard sender, feel free to make more of a connection with that person, but that will be entirely up to you. Any swapping of addresses, or identifying your name with an address, is up to you.

Thoughts? Questions? I’d love to hear what you all are thinking on this!

Give Until I Ain’t Got Nothin’ Left

There’s something about summertime that brings big life change. I know of several other good writer friends who are amidst change too and I’m wishing all of us the best of luck. The most difficult part about planning the coming months, for me, is struggling for life balance and finding the time and motivation to write.

I’m flummoxed on what piece of writing to work on (do I fully commit myself to Rupert, my MG novel, or do I begin writing Book #2 in my Water series, or do I go back and edit CD a bit more??) and as a result, I have almost completely postponed any sort of writing at all. The only good news here, is that I’ve gotten some great reading done lately– I’ll post a list of some of the books I’ve read at the end of the month.

Yes, I’m under a fair amount of stress (moving to southern TN, job searching and house searching), and yes, I’m a bit stuck in the writing department.

But in the spirit of #DirtyWriters everywhere, I’ve adopted a new anthem and I’m diving right back into writing, right back into getting the job done.

I use what I got / take what I get / give until I ain’t got nothin’ left / then I give it some more…

If you’re in the middle of life change, too, take heart! there are others right there along with you :)