My most important blog reader!
My little girl reads my blog. I was surprised at her roundabout admission. It came about this way:
She just wrote her first book, Unicorns on a Cloud. (Could it get any cuter?) We’ve been talking about this for a month. Plot developments and draft editing are daily occurrences at home.
With as much objectivity as I can muster, I will say she’s a creative writer with a lucid imagination, and uses a variety of descriptors that belie her young age (ten.) She also inserts dialogue effectively to draw readers into the scene.
She has, for her age, a mature grasp of the craft. I don’t perceive that she does a lot of writing for fun, so I am surprised this short book just poured out of her.
Admittedly, I’m a proud mommy, so I am biased.
One of the verbs I was extremely surprised to come across was “mused.”
“Where did you learn this word? School?” I asked.
“Was it from one of the books you read?” I continued.
“No. But I read it,” she yielded. Where are all her words when I’m asking questions?
“I got it from you. You say that,” she answered.
“Me? I don’t usually say that word when I talk,” I puzzled.
“But you write it. I read your blog, DianeAko.com,” came the disclosure.
Shock, on my end.
“You read my blog? When? I had no idea!” I queried, flummoxed and flattered.
Aww. She reads this blog. I love her.
Hi, Honey! Are you paying attention to the teacher in Computer Lab? What time should I pick you up from A+ today? Love you!