Yesterday, my 6 year-old found a notebook and a pen and started writing. When I noticed, he showed me what he had written: A bunch of squiggly lines across the page.
“I’m writing a book,” he informed me.
I asked him to read it to me, and he launched into a story about his little sister playing with a friend. Then he stopped. “I haven’t decided what these two squiggly lines say. I still have to write the next chapter.”
After that, he started writing all the words he knew. And may I just say how giggly it makes me that he knows the word “Bob”? Right up there at the top. If you’re writing a book, ‘Bob’ is an essential word. N’est-ce pas?
This, more than anything else makes me feel like a writer (okay, maybe getting published would top it). My kids see what I do, and accept it as the way it is. Not only that, they want a piece of it. (Little do they know what they’re getting into!)
What makes you feel like a real writer?
P.S. Happy Birthday Lenny! Eleven is a lucky number. 😀