- The sequel to the novel, Undiscovered Gyrl, which became the feature film Ask Me Anything, starring Britt Robertson, Martin Sheen, and Christian Slater.
Readily available to buy online, I'm also reliably informed Another Girl is available to read free of charge if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited.
Attracted by this post over at Shooting Stars Mag which, in honour of the novella Another Girl by Allison Burnett, called for bloggers to post about their experiences of online friendships I simply knew I had to join in.
Physical pain and not being able to get around as easily as I used to aside perhaps the most painful things about my condition is that I've lost touch with many people I'd considered friends.
No longer able to just get up and go as I once did, not knowing what my health will be like from one day to the next and if I'll be physically up to visitors let alone going out, having to take into consideration practical things - How good is the access? Will there be a suitable toilet near by? Do I need to take my chair and if so will it fit into their car without having to dismantle it? (the chair, not the car that is) - it can all put a bit of a strain on a friendship and that's without taking into consideration the fact that my having to repeatedly say 'sorry I'm not well enough at the moment'/cancel plans at the last moment means that after a while people stop even asking.
And that is why online friendships are so important to me.
Ironic given that one of the reasons it took me so long between Mr T setting up my blog and my actually starting to post is that yes, whilst I acknowledged I might find like minded people, not in my widest dreams did I think it possible for friendships to be made in this way.
How wrong was I?
You see online friendships have opened up my world to the point were certain of my blogger buddies/FaceBook friends know more about what is going on in my life than do many of my actual acquaintances.
In fact, I've getting to know some of these people so well that I'm in contact with several of them via email and even so-called snail mail.
And yes I've even gone so far as to plan out my journey should I ever get to visit some of them - which train I might get to visit Gloucestershire. Heck, Mr T and I have even sat with Google Maps and worked out how we'll get to visit Arkansas whilst also being able to visit Louisiana and Austin. But in the meantime thank you to all those I consider my friends.