Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Oh mouse, Oh snake!
But I am working really hard on writing. Dad writes all day and sometimes all night. He says it is the only thing he is good at and he tells really good stories. He says people gave him money for writing and that's how he bought our whole house and everything inside it except the stuff Grandma and Papa send us.
Someday I will go to work like Dad and I will want to get money for drawing AND writing together. So I am doing it now.
I started a book today called Oh Mouse, Oh Snake! It is about a snake that chases a mouse in a swamp. My other books were just pictures with me telling Mom and Dad the words. This time I am doing the words all by myself.
It is hard to spell the words. Dad said just to put the words down like they sound so I did that and I went faster. I have two chapters done now.
Here is just one page.
Here the mouse is running for his hole. The snake is chasing him because he ate his sister. See him in the corner. He is coming!
I wonder if he will catch him.
Want to see more?
I will tell you later...
(Dad said to put dots at the end. That means you have to wait)
Keep up the good work; I wish I drew as much as you when I was 6.
Heck, I wish I drew that much, now!
I can't wait for the next part of your story!
This is the first time I have written to you. I do a special kind of writing called calligraphy. I like to think of writing letters as drawing. All the letters are just shapes or parts of shapes. It is the way we put the shapes together that make the letters. Your dad is right about the spelling. Just write everything like it sounds in your head. Pretty soon you will learn how to put the letters together to spell the words. I think you will be a great writer! You are already a great illustrator!