Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Daughter, the Writer

Today I finished my fourteenth book of the year, but I can't link you to it because it isn't published (yet). I read the book my 13-year-old daughter wrote for Nanowrimo last year. I had already read an early version, but the book is now completely finished, edited, and ready to be enjoyed. Nanowrimo, short for National Novel Writing Month, is a yearly event in which writers challenge themselves to write a whole novel in the month of November. (Here's a FAQ with more details.) My daughter wrote 50,000 words in a month, and let me tell you, it took a lot of perseverance for her to do that. I was very proud of her for completing the challenge she had set herself, and I'm even more proud that she continued past the excitement of Nanowrimo and did the hard work of revision and completing the novel. And yes, I know I'm her mother, but I'm also a writing teacher and a reader, and I think the world is going to be hearing from this author in the future.

8 comments:

Tricia said...

Impressive!

Matsu said...

Very nice! You must tell us all when the book is available to the general public so we can also read it.

Kathie said...

Congrats to S! Well done - I have never done that so at the ripe old age of 13, she has by-passed many of us in the world of writing. You have every reason to be proud of your student/daughter!

Janet said...

Congratulations!

Rich said...

Lulu is a great place to publish, if you want to get a printed copy. And having a printed copy feels *so* good, especially to a young writer.

Also, publishing things to the Amazon Kindle store is very easy now. And, as it happens, I have a very slick tool for converting stuff into Kindle format, if you were to want some help with that.

Jessica said...

that is so great Ruth! I can't wait to read her books! I hope her mom writes some too!

Shannon said...

Wow--I am in awe!

I have a friend who has self-published a book--I can get some info about it if you'd like.

David M Upton said...

Would love to read it, when it is available. Please let us know. I have edited two books recently for publishing, from two of our congregation, so await this with eager anticipation.