Saturday, May 24, 2008

Musings on my family

I think one thing that every writer needs is a supportive family. I feel lucky enough to have one.

My husband, Ben, is great because I can always ALWAYS talk with him about my story. And I do, constantly. I'm glad he isn't sick of it yet. I really have come to rely on his opinion. He is absolutely not a sugar coater. If there is something that he doesn't think works, he'll tell me flat out. I do get defensive sometimes, but when he praises an idea, I know he really means it. It's actually very lucky to have such a person living under the same roof.

Then, there's my daughter. She knows all about my book. Sometimes hear her playing it out with her dolls. *heart melts* She also always wants to write her own story. She'll draw the pictures, and write the few words she knows, then she writes the rest of the letters of the alphabet that she knows. I finish it off by transcribing the tale on the back. They are adorable. I've kept every one.

Today, she was particularly excited about a story that she wrote (with the same main characters as mine.) She ran up to me to show me, and said, "Mom, it's just like your story. Only prettier, and nicer, and better."


Kiersten said...

lol! Your daughter sounds adorable!

Maybe I should have her write my story prettier, nicer, and better, too...

Speaking of help writing, I've got round 2 of the synopsis up, if you wouldn't mind popping by...I appreciate your help so much! I'm looking into hatrack, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Natalie said...

Aw that is adorable about your daughter. My babes are still to young to do that (2 yr old boy and a 3 month little girl), but I hope they do in the future.

I was an early writer--my mom still has the book I wrote in kindergarten that won first place in a county young author's thing. Every time she talks about it she still sounds proud.

I'm very grateful for my supportive family as well.

Renee Collins said...

Yeah, she's a hoot. My mom says that she is a total Mini Me.

I have a story that I wrote in 4th grade. It was actually my own American Girl story. I created a Hawaiian girl character named Kalani. Reading it now is quite amusing. Actually, it's not too bad. I feel proud of my younger self.