NaNoWriMo has been a wonderful experience for Leo so far. He has been incredibly excited about his story. It is adorable to see him so proud of his work. He will often bring the book along with us to a playgroups or friends’ homes so that he can keep everyone updated on the story’s progress.
Leo has been treasuring his NaNoWriMo book. He has a special spot where he keeps it so that he doesn’t lose it somewhere. He sits at our kitchen table to write, rather than sprawled on the floor like usual. His writing has been meticulous, and that is not common for him. He has written daily with the sole exception of his chuck it bucket day.
Like many of his pursuits, he has required very little assistance from Schizz or myself. He will occasionally ask how to spell a word, but the writing, punctuation, vocabulary choices, and the thoughts are his own. Schizz and I love reading each day’s addition, as do T and Seuss.
Speaking of T and Seuss, they have started journaling alongside Leo, in their own NaNoWriMo style. Leo was forgiving of Seuss when he discovered his little brother’s contribution to his NaNoWriMo project:
The only thing we haven’t done yet is actually sign up for the program. I think I’d better go do that now!
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
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