Edith's First Letter to Dove

Dear Dove,

Arg! I had my whole entire letter already written, and then I had computer issues! You think being a professional writer, I'd have a better habit of saving my work often, LOL. Oh well, here's a fresh letter just a bit later.

Hi there! How are you? I'm doing very well. Thank you for agreeing to be penpals with me. I'm super excited to get to know someone new. I love meeting new people. In fact, hanging out with friends is one of my favorite activities....it's right up there with reading and writing. I spend most of my time doing those three things.

As I mentioned, I'm a writer. I'm a self-published Children's author, and I also work at a newspaper. Up until this past Monday, I wrote their advice column, but I've recently been promoted to regular contributor where I can write stories more interesting to me. Most of that will be serial short stories. I hope to someday be able to support myself and a family on just my author's salary.

I love reading and dancing. Sometimes I watch movies or TV, but I usually get bored with those pretty easy. For awhile, I was into fitness/wellness, but I admit it's been a little while since I've been to a gym! :) I like cooking, but I also love eating from food carts. Whenever I can be home, I try to cook a meal, but often I find myself out with friends at dinner time....Monday night I had french fries at the bar for dinner.

I hang out with my friends all the time. I'm in a club called the Avant Gardes for others who like to read and write. I hosted a meeting at my house last night. We had a great time, and one of the younger members made me a gorgeous piece of art! The day before, my best friend Gunther was at my apartment already when I arrived home and we hung out for awhile. And on Monday, my friends through a party for me at the nightclub for my promotion. And whenever I'm not hanging out with them, my neighbors are also great companions.

I wanted to get more photos for you before I sent this letter, but I haven't had time. I promise to have more next time. Here's a selfie I took on Monday night at the nightclub! It's with my crush Paulo!

I'm going to wrap this up with a few questions for you....What do you like to do for fun? What do you do for a living? Do you live with any family?

Talk to you soon!

Your new pal,