Excitement is setting in. The pulse is starting to race, my mouth is dry and my palms sweaty (sorry… too much information I know) I’m nervously pacing the floor, sitting down, re-arranging my desk, checking my paper supplies are adequate and that my pens are inked. I even feel like reciting the St Crispin’s Day speech from Shakespeare’s Henry V (if you want, watch it here.) Why you ask? Is someone in the family expecting a baby? Are the Arsenal on the verge of a late ‘transfer deadline day’ transfer coup? Actually neither my friends, it is nothing like that. It is nothing less than the fact that we stand together on the eve of InCoWriMo 2014, on the brink of February 2014 (apologies to readers who in their time zone are already there) peering into the month ahead fingers tingling with the excitement and dare I say expectation of at least twenty-eight letters to write and send across the globe to a cohort of mainly unknown recipients.
OK I might be over-egging this a little but truthfully I am looking forward to this endeavour . I have watched the InCoWriMo ‘How to write a letter’ video, I have stocked up on paper (not that I needed to) and inked and re-inked my pens in anticipation of a letter a letter writing frenzy the like of which the world has never seen! I know I’m getting carried away again (note to self: order in more camomile tea).I do have to confess that I’m also having to stop myself getting something of a head start – you know, writing three or four letter in advance as ‘aces in the hole’ for those exceptionally busy days… but that would be cheating you naughty, naughty people!
I hope you’re all signed up too, and if not, there is still time. Write me if you want, I’ll reply to as many as I receive
The address is as follows
Gary aka @AFoolWithaPen, c/o, 44 Headlands Drive, Hillcrest, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 6SR