It has been a while, but the itch to return to writing creeps slowly in, and I find myself unsure about which project to turn the energy loose on. Do I re-read and edit (again) the novel? It’s been about 4 months since I last looked at it. Do I start something new? I have another novel and the non-fiction project ready for attention.
While I’m in this indecision, I’m engaging in a different kind of writing: letters. Real, old-fashioned, send through the mail letters. I’ve been going back and forth with one of my great aunts for a while. I haven’t had a pen pal since I was 12, she hasn’t had one since her pen pal passed away in recent years. I’m learning so much from her as I learn about her life. I treasure the memories she shares, and I treasure the pages she sends me.
She’s inspiring ideas and enriching thoughts, and I count myself blessed to be in correspondence with her.