Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Perspective

My ten year old daughter is writing a book. Yes, I have to brag because I am extremely proud. She is 6,000 words in. 6,000 words! That's like twenty pages. What's it about? I have no idea. She won't tell me. Why? Because I won't let her read any of my books. I told her she had to wait until she was thirteen because they're a little more romantic than I want my ten year old reading at the moment. (well, aside from BFF Notebook, which she is reading) So now I'm being punished.

In an effort to find out what her book was about my friend Candi (who she also refuses to tell because of above reason) and I were asking her questions the other day.

"What genre is it?" Candi asked.

She scrunched up her face, "Genre??"

"You know," Candi continued, "is it a mystery, does it take place on a distant planet?"

She shook her head no.

"Is it a fantasy?" I suggested (because I am very partial to fantasy) "Or could it happen in real life?"

"Oh, yes, of course it can happen in real life." Her tone implied 'duh.' But then she lowered her voice an octave, brought her hands up, and as her fingers danced across the air she added, "If the whole world were magical."

Candi and I laughed. She shrugged her shoulders as if to say, 'what?'

If the whole world were magical a lot of stuff could happen in real life. I think I like her genre. Real Life Fantasy. My books fall into the same category: Real to me.

25 comments:

  1. lol, cute story! :)

    I think that's very neat that your daughter is an aspiring author. 6000 words is pretty awesome!

    That's about where I would fizzle with all of the stories I wrote as a girl. So, I have journals and compositions books filled with with beginnings. (I did finish one book, however. I invented a new American Girl and started writing her series, lol)

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  2. That is so awesome Kasie! I love it. How fun! Maybe when she's older you two could write something together. That would be so amazing. :D

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  3. So cute. Wow, a ten year old that has written 6,000 words. I'm impressed that she can sit for so long. And the new genre-Real Life Fantasy. She's going to have a corner on the market for that one. Rene, I want to know who your made-up American girl was.

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  4. LOL! That is SO cute! Future authoress. How wonderful. :)

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  5. How wonderful! I wish her luck:)

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  6. Aw, that is so cute! Tell her when she starts a blog, I'll follow :)

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  7. Hannah really won't tell me anything. Besides the afore mentioned reason for not sharing her work, she also says that I write much faster than she does and could steal her story and finish it first. I need to explain to her that I actually don't write faster. :)

    I was so impressed when she showed me that she had 6,000 words!

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  8. Awesome....she must have the fantastically creative DeWoody gene that I keep hearing about in her. Just speaking as "the OTHER DeWoody sister" :) BTW I put up the pics on my blog go look....
    www.stephanieryanphotography.blogspot.com

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  9. okay sorry I got ahead of myself...
    www.stephanieryanphotography.blogspot.com

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  10. That's just precious. How wonderful that she seems so interested and committed to her WIP. Isn't that the best when one likes to write simply for the joy in it? I'm impressed with 6,000 words, too!

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  11. Another writer in the making! that is sooo good she is doing that at her age:)

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  12. So cute. I love your daughter already. 6K is pretty amazing for a 10 year old, too!

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  13. 6k is impressive. Does she do her own artwork too?

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  18. Paul WorthingtonApril 8, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    ""Oh, yes, of course it can happen in real life." Her tone implied 'duh.' But then she lowered her voice an octave, brought her hands up, and as her fingers danced across the air she added, "If the whole world were magical." "

    -- I loved that bit.

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  19. I'm enjoying the moment all over again!
    Hannah, you're awesome!
    Miss you guys already!!!

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  20. You silly mommy...the whole world IS magical! The children know...we adults just forget.

    LOVE that's she's writing her own book! Slendie

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  21. that is so stinking cute!! I can't wait to read her book! Tell her I'll let her read mine.

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  22. Angie, yes, it's fun.

    Renee, LOL, I want to read your story.

    Jenn, that would be so cool. It is now an official goal.

    Jessie, I'm impressed she can sit that long too since she normally doesn't. :)

    Michelle, I would love that.

    Nat, she needs luck in this industry. LOL Although she did ask me, "Mom, would you be mad if my book got published before yours?" LOL I said, "YES!"

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  23. Corey, I'm sure she'd love that.

    Candi, how dare you try to steal her idea. LOL

    Stephanie, love your new blog. And you are creative. Hello, awesome pics.

    Cindy, yes, it is nice to remember why we all started--because it's fun! Thanks for stopping by.

    Terri, I know, I'm so proud.

    Lois, yes, I'm pretty impressed. Now, if I could only get her to do her homework as religiously. :)

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  24. Tricia, actually, she does draw pics. But they're more for comedy, for example, in church the other day she and my brother in law drew pics back and forth. She drew a pic of her standing at the top of a really tall mountain and pushing him off. Yes, disturbing, especially in church. But it's kind of their thing--Cartoon deaths. Wow, it sounds even more disturbing written down. LOL

    Paul, that was my favorite part too. (the climax. LOL)

    Nicki-we miss you too. Come back!!!

    Slendie-hello again, it's been too long. How are the goals coming? I'll have to check your blog. Yes, the whole world is magical, you're right.

    Jenny, I'll let her know. She'll probably let you read it because you are an awesome reader!

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