Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Way back...

Way back when I was in the seventh grade I started my first romance novel. Can you believe that? I would carry two notebooks around between classes. One notebook was filled with paper just for my novel. I would sit at my desk and scribble the words down as they appeared in my head. The class bell brought disappointment. My writing would have to end for another hour. I loved to write even way back then.

My daughter is twelve and going into the seventh grade. For the past year or so, she's been not far from her own notebook. She loves to write and decided she might want to be an author when she grows up. I never push activities on my kids. I let them pursue whatever interests them. It's interesting to see her having the same passion as I do even though she doesn't let me read her stuff!

So I'm curious, do you have a child totally like you or one that's totally different?? Tell me about your kids!

Talk to you soon,
Wendy Ely


Penelope Marzec said...

I started writing books when I was nine years old. Oldest daughter devours books but has not written any yet. Middle daughter has written a lot of poetry and is now composing music. Youngest daughter writes a lot, but not fiction.

Still, words are important to all of them.

Wendy_Ely said...

I went to my son's conference at his school. They were amazed at his reading level. I said "I'm not surprised since I'm a writer and our whole house is filled with books!" He makes up stories but doesn't write them down.

Piper Denna said...

My daughter writes lengthy stories, too. She just spent the money she's been saving for years, to go buy one of those cute little "netbooks" so she can write on it - dare I dream "like Mom"? And in my completely biased opinion, the writing is fantastic for an 11 year old!

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