Well. We’ve made the move. Most everything is unpacked, and we are slowly getting organized here. But life doesn’t wait for us to finish unpacking or getting our
ducks books in order. Although, I do have ONE book shelf up. I can’t wait for the day to be able to say DONE to the unpacking and reorganizing.
But life does not wait. Time to tighten my belt and dive back into writing and living again. National Novel Writing Month is almost here and I am tempted to knock out 50,000 words on my next project as I wait to get Curse Bound back from the editor. So we shall see.
But enough with the progress report.
Guys!! I had something amazing happen to me. Somehow my son’s teacher discovered I was an author, so she asked the school to invite me to present for Career Day. *faint* It’s been forever since I’ve stood up in front of a group of people to speak. Probably back in my college speech class. *cough* I’m sure there were other opportunities, but I’ve probably blocked them from memory. AND I only had a week to prepare. I hadn’t even found the printer’s electrical cord yet. *gasp*
And…um… awkward, introvert here.
But I said YES!
It was awesome! Fourth grade is awesome. I love that age group because I remember my love for books exploding during that time, and I devoured everything I could get my hands on. Especially Matilda and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Multiple times. THANK YOU Mrs. Okerlund for introducing me to Roald Dahl. You have no idea what those stories did for me.
The presentation went well. I think. Minus a few hiccups and stumbling over myself in word and props. But I enjoyed it! I might have typed up a three page speech–although I knew better! Next time I’ll just write out the highlights. And yes, I just said, next time. I loved talking about books and writing with the students. I hope I can do it again. And do it better.
That’s all for now.
But before we close, I would like to know: When did your love of reading take off? And did you have something special happen to you that encouraged you?
What are you reading? I just read Captain Underpants, books 1 & 2. Hey. I have a fourth grader. 😛
What are you listening to? I’ve been listening to a LOT of Lauren Daigle lately. I just love her newest album. But I’ve just discovered Plumb’s Beautifully Broken. <3 Thanks Debbie!
Any special plans for weekend? We’re going to try to do something special with kids before we paint our cabinets. And look at stuff we need for the house before we can say, WE ARE DONE. Like more bookshelves, please? 😛
Have a great weekend!