This kind of posting is 'only' possible in Ireland. Well, certainly not in any other developed country (... I can hear you think ... Ireland- developed..? Who are you kidding...) The lady had so much trust in the postal system that she didn't even write a return address on the envelop!
In my 'previous life' as a doll artist, I remember a letter with ... I don't remember... need to find it.. ah.. Folk Art. followed by town and county. It did not even have my name on it!
Anyway, today's letter, written by a woman with M.E. was a welcome arrival on my 'proverbial' doormat. This lady had read my story 'Edvard Munch meets Louis Armstrong' ( read it here- page 11 ) in the IWA- Spokeout magazine, and wanted to congratulate me on the story. She identified with the theme - the passing of a parent. She also has M.E. and wrote she is able to get out into her garden, and was a little envious of my polytunnel!
Incidentally, yesterday I received a letter in the post from an IWA bus driver/P.A. from Midleton, who asked permission to reprint an article I wrote for the newspapers Those disabled look funny don't they .
Both these letters and comments on my Facebook page were a welcome boost to the confidence in my writing.
I can't say I suffer from writers block. The times of uncertainty, I just write in my notebook, about writing.... if I can, or if I can't, and if I can, what will I write about? Pages and pages!
The past few days I've been working on the article about the for and against of social-internet-networks. Watch this space!
Thanks all for giving me that little boost again.