Thursday, January 14, 2010

Proud Mama

I'm ecstatic that my son got points taken off his last book report! Crazy right? Well, here's what happened...

My ten year old son had a complex book report to do (complex in the form of cutting poster board in the shape of a kite, with different sections for different aspects of the book - characters, plot etc.) What ever happened to just writing a straight forward paper? But I digress... So I watched as he sat at the kitchen table hunched over his masterpiece writing drafts and crossing out what he didn't like. Finally, he finished his project and brought it to me to proofread (he was very excited about some of the vocabulary he had been able to work in and could hardly stand still!) Together, we made a couple minor adjustments of capitalization and basked in the glory of his completed report. Phew. It was finally done.

Well, the next week he comes home completely distraught. "She took points off of my summary," he told me. When I asked him why, he thrust the report rubric into my hand. Written at the bottom of the page, it read: "-5 pts. Summary sounds like it was copied off the back of a book."

I beamed. Is there any higher compliment than being in fifth grade and writing so well that it sounds plagiarized? Ah, I'm a proud mama indeed that maybe at least one apple hasn't fallen far from this tree!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Follow me!

Okay, I've finally joined the land of the living and joined twitter! Come follow me...lov2write...who are you?

Monday, January 4, 2010


Oh my gosh...has it really been that long? Was my last blog really in October - for Halloween?

I won't bore you with all the BORING details of where I've been...because, frankly, I've been nowhere. No exciting vacation. No book deal of the century to negotiate. No winning lottery ticket. Just trying to keep up with the holiday hullabaloo like everyone else, though sadly, it seems I didn't manage my time very well.

So: WELCOME to my new followers! I promise to be more inspiring and thought provoking in the coming weeks. Lots of New Years Resolutions to follow through on - mostly involving getting my novel out there for the masses one way or another (more on that to follow).

I'll be around to each of your blogs in the next few days to catch up. In the mean time: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!!!