Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Letter writing

You might have noticed that I have been rather quiet recently about what I have been reading and writing. That is because I haven't had time to do either.

I'm still struggling to get through the Sunday papers, which were kept back from recycling on Monday. I have an inviting pile of magazines I have yet to open. My books to be read are lined up neatly on the shelves.

As far as writing goes, this blog has become my only daily writing practice. Yet on Monday I encountered another writing challenge. I needed to write a formal letter to a difficult person and had to compose it in a way which would not be inflammatory, yet would hint at my true feelings. Icily polite is the phrase which comes to mind. It took quite a while and at times it challenged me as much as any piece of short fiction, but I was pleased with what I wrote.

Let's hope it has the desired result.

7 comments:

hellojed said...

We're having problems with the management company of our apartment block (they've managed to rack up huge arrears with the electricity company for one!) so I've had to write a few of those letters recently. I feel your pain!

Anne Brooke said...

Good luck with it, Cathy - those sorts of letters are sooo hard!

Hugs!

A
xxx

mutterings and meanderings said...

Go Cathy!

I love writing angry letters when I'm riled. It makes me both cutting and eloquent...

Cathy said...

M&M...I can't write letters when I am really riled, I have a tendency to get over emotional and start ranting. But after taking a step back, in a masochistic way I quite enjoy doing it!

Marianne said...

I do hope this brings the answer you are hoping for. Thinking of you.

Cathy said...

Marianne, the situation is changing day by day...that letter might not have been necessary after all, because we are exploring other options now. Ho hum!

Marianne said...

Intriguing.