A Really Cool Thing
So I came back from giving my two workshops this afternoon and a really cool thing happened. I was in the middle of giving a piano lesson to my sister, Hannah, when I heard Ruthie shout for me from the computer room. “Rachel?” she asked. “How do you spell ‘could’?”
I spelled it out for her and didn’t think much about it until a few seconds later when it dawned on me that no computer game would ask you to spell the word ‘could’. So I peeked my head in the door and saw her pecking away at keys of on the computer. A word document was up on the screen in front of her, with “Chapter One” typed in big letters. Then there were two paragraphs of sentences.
My little sister was writing. Just like me. It was so, so cool.
She let me read a little bit of it and it was really funny–a lot like my “A Lovely Young Dream” story. But I still thought that it was the best thing ever that after an hour of listening to me talk about writing she decided to try it out for herself. I felt so proud and honored to be her sister at that moment. It may have been a little thing, but to me it was really special. 🙂
P.S. This is my 50th post, which is another cool thing. 😉