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NaJoWriMo is National Journal Writing Month and this year I’ve decided to participate in the January program. It occurs four times per year: January, April, July and October. You sign up and each day of the month you will receive a journal prompt in your email. The theme for this month is Journaling for Personal Growth and Achieving Goals. Well that sounds pretty good right?

These are the prompts I’ve received so far:

Jan 1: What inspires you?

Jan 2: Create a list of things you’ve never done, and would like to do.

Jan 3: Make a list of 10 questions that you don’t have the answers for right now.

I think it’s going to be interesting. This program was conceived by Bakari Chavanu and he is a journaling enthusiast using the Day One app. He wrote Starting from Day One: Using the Day One Journaling App to Record and Enrich Your Life. I’m excited to see if I can maintain these journal prompts for a solid month. While I don’t have trouble writing in my journal every day, I have not used prompts for a 30 day stretch before so it’s a bit of a challenge for me. But one I’m looking forward to. So far so good!

I also wanted to let everyone know that I am hosting another giveaway. I want to whittle down my pen collection so a few times throughout the year ahead I will be hosting pen giveaways. Please note that all of the pens I will be giving away are used, unless stated otherwise.

The pen I am giving away in January is the Monteverde Poquito in silver. I wrote about it in this post. It is a pocket pen, perfect for my pocket Finsbury. But I’m just not using it at all; I find it a little too small for my hands. It did not come with a converter but I will include a couple cartridges, in the ink of the winner’s choice (from my ink cartridge collection).


Here is a picture of the Poquito with other pens, to give you an idea of scale:


I don’t remember what I paid for this pen, and I didn’t mention it in the blog post referenced above. Currently Goulet Pens is selling these pens for $24 US in Stone Grey, Pink and Turquoise. The silver may be sold out or no longer available.

The rules to enter are as follows:

  1. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to enter.
  2. Be a subscriber to this blog.
  3. Leave a comment on this post.

The giveaway is open internationally. It runs from today, Sunday, January 3, 2016, to midnight Mountain Standard Time on Saturday, January 30, 2016. I will use random.org to choose the winner. I will announce the winner on Sunday, January 31, 2016, on this blog. The winner will have until Sunday, February 7, 2016 to contact me with their mailing details, using the Contact Me button at the top of the page, next to the About button. If I don’t hear from the winner by midnight on Sunday, February 7, 2016 I will pick another winner and announce it on Monday, February 8, 2016.

I hope everyone had lovely Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. This is my small way of saying thank you for your support for the past year and beyond, and I hope the winner enjoys this pen as much as I have. And that they have small hands 🙂