Writing, Sort Of

You know, I really shouldn’t be left unsupervised for long periods of time; I get into far too much trouble when left to my own devices.

I had my gallbladder removed on Monday, and managed to convince my surgeon to let me go home that same day.  (I’m a nurse (LPN) and my roommate’s a nurse (RN) so there really wasn’t any valid reason to keep me overnight.  I mean, it wasn’t like I was going to be overdoing things.  All I did was sleep all day and all night, and in the brief moments when I wasn’t sleeping I wasn’t exactly conscious and coherent, but anyhow…)

So, I’ve been home since Monday, conscious since Tuesday.

My roommate was home Tuesday (and I still didn’t feel like doing too much) but she went back to work Wednesday, just in time for me to be feeling well enough to see what kind of trouble I could get into.

About half a lifetime ago, I had a lot of pen pals.  But then life happened and I kind of drifted away from it, although not without regrets, and part of me wishes I could find the addresses of my old pals and write to them again.

But anyhow…

(You all do see where this is going, don’t you?)

I joined a couple pen pal groups on Face Book.

And then I Googled…


I’m trying to be good, really I am.

I mean, writing (novels, not letters) is my first priority, but I miss having pen pals.

And letter writing will give me a break from novel writing, and expose me to new ideas and…

See?  Anything can be rationalized and related to writing.


I wonder if there’s a group for novel writers looking for pen pals?

*wanders off in search of a cup of tea and the answer to the question*


P.S. Me of the illegible handwriting ordered a fountain pen, too.  This should be… interesting.










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9 responses to “Writing, Sort Of

  1. Skye Hegyes

    I miss having pen pals. I had a few a couple years ago, but then we just… stopped writing each other. I have to order more stamps, and then I may just send out a letter or two. ;)

  2. At least you’re productive if you’re left unsupervised. My friend left me alone at the lunch table, and when he returned, I had a plate full of chocolate covered….well everything ranging from brownies to cookies to fruit.

    (…it’s hard to resist a new pen though.)

  3. Well, I’m not a group, but you know a novel writer who just started penpaling with another novel writer. LOL.

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