When I got home last night there was a package waiting for me. A lovely package from across the pond. I knew it was on it’s way and I had almost expected it to arrive by snailmail as in truck; train and boat rather than air mail.
I commented on the grand opening of V’s place and found myself in receipt of a book. It had arrived and inside the cover was written ‘Thank you for being such a supportive friend from the other side of the pond. Write Hard!’ A lovely note from one of the authors then further inside the book a lovely gold envelope with a lovely little card and inside that one of the sentences said ‘I’m so glad I met you’. My heart’s been singing ever since. How lovely was that to receive and from a wonderful writer friend. All this given we live ‘across the pond’ and have never actually set live eyes on each other. We ‘met’ over t’internet.
Internet friends remind me of my penpals I had as a kid when that was the main way for a child to learn about far flung places. This book has arrived from a lovely friend and if we never meet I’ll treasure our friendship as one which has helped me write and whom I have ‘met’ in the past 1.5 years since I started writing novels.
So glad I met you too.
ps.. I just love the idea of a something I’ve written being more travelled by boat than me. I must start writing to people and sending it by road. Let me know if you want to be someone who receives a ‘proper’ letter!