Here are three letters I want to share. The first was written by Ethan, a third-grader at Valley View. I loved Ethan’s email because he talked about editing without knowing it. See if you can find his comment about editing.
I loved your stuff. You did a great job teaching us. Your reading is awesome. You are so awesome. All of the books that you have done should be published. I am so glad you came to see us. I think you did a great job and I really loved it. I even went home after school and told my parents about you. I think they loved your stuff too. When I first told them they acted like they didn’t know what I was talking about, but then I told them every thing about you and they were really interested.
Love your stuff
Check my answer to see if you found it.
I’m so glad you liked learning about my writing story. It’s been a voyage! Imagine meeting people like Tedd Arnold or Lisa Wheeler. Incredible! I hope my writing, someday, reaches their level. Thanks for giving me hope I’ll get there!
I also love the story you told me about your parents. Did you know you were editing when you retold my story so they’d understand? That’s what writers do! It’s also what good speakers do! I think writing’s easier to edit. But best of all, the more you do it (me too), the better you get at it. Good luck to both of us!
Love your letter!
And love those Bobcats!
I also got a letter from Ethan's mom. It made my week. I asked if I could share it with you. The answer was YES!!!
I am the mother of Ethan. He cried when I read your reply. I think he is proud of it. He would love to have you post his comment to your blog.
He really enjoyed your visit. It is not often my kid comes home excited about something he has learned at school.
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!