Inspiration from My Young Author

24 Feb

While sorting through my 10-year old son’s papers from school, I found a writing prompt that he wrote a few days ago. Topic: Write about the most ideal job for you when you grow up.

He wrote about becoming a writer.

Now of course he mentioned that people “make a lot of money by just writing books” (I neglected to tell him that it’s the minority that don’t need a full-time job on the side), but most of it focused on his passion for writing. He wrote that he gets inspired by reading awesome books and is going to “work hard in college and get a writing degree so I can be a writer, and then write away.”

While I could barely contain my pride at his choice of careers, it was what he told me when I approached him that really made me smile: “Hey, mom, I want to be a writer like you, because that’s really cool.” Ah…my darling son, if you only knew how much you inspire me.

He is now writing a story called “The Silly Way a Giraffe Got 2 Horns.” And I am now going to pick up my virtual pen and continue on my own writing project…

”Write away.”

3 Responses to “Inspiration from My Young Author”

  1. Asha February 24, 2011 at 3:54 am #

    You brought a tear to my eye
    ~”Ah…my darling son, if you only knew how much you inspire me.”
    I think every child needs to hear those words!!

  2. Patricia February 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm #


  3. pursuingthemuse February 25, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    If he wants it to be, it will be! He inspires me too. He has a gift.

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