So… I’m going to confess something. When I started the Month of Letters, I had several reasons for picking February. It’s the shortest month. It’s often a little dreary. It has Valentine’s day in it.
And my birthday.
That’s today. When I issued the first challenge, I thought that maybe 75 people would participate but it was over 700. I looked at Rule 2, “You must reply to everything you receive” and had a little panic. So I pulled all mention of my birthday and pretended that it didn’t exist. Today we have over 1800 participants, so that panic is still a little present as I fess up but…
But, on my author website I’m giving away a novelette as a party favor. I wanted to share it with you as well and there’s really no way to do that without telling you that I’m having a birthday. So… hop over to my website, if you want to read “The Lady Astronaut of Mars.”
Of course, I also have a present specific to you and that’s the Birthday Wishes! achievement. Send a card to someone, report in, and you can unlock the Birthday badge. It features my Grandma, who turned 108 on February 5th. I’m home to celebrate with her and with my mother whose birthday is the 11th. If you know someone else who is having a birthday, send them a card. If you have already sent birthday greetings to someone, just report it the next time you fill in your daily “What have you sent” report.