Wednesday, February 6, 2013

IWSG: Got "SPUNK"???

My 9yr old son is writing a book,
 "Purple Penguin Throws the Perfect Party"
 
He put the kid table in the living room, concentrated hard, & began to write his 1st page
 (while I took pics without him knowing...
till the end).
 Doesn't this seem like some of us?
 
 
1. he thought about what to write...
2. then he wrote & wrote...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Dang writer's block! time for a break...
                                                   
 
 
 
 
 
4.& 5. he said he just needed some milk...now he's good!
 
 
 
 
After his 1st page, he asked about how to publish the book when it's done ...hmmmm...

Guess what though? I have all I need right here:
 
 
Thanks to the 5 yrs of experience with SPUNKY motivational speaking for these very topics, I can smooth the passage for my little aspiring author in ONE gorgeous, fanta-bulous, magical book!!!
 
REDHEADS UNITE!!!

(she doesn't know it, but we're competing for longest red hair...
she's winning so far, but my new scissors say otherwise, watch your back...
i mean hair, girl :D)

Purchase your SPUNK luck at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or Amazon Kindle
Unless you like 9yrs old kicking your butt in book sells...

56 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Awesome, should be interesting to see what he comes up with.

Suze said...

Those pics of your boy-o are great, Tam. Thumbs up.

Linda Jackson said...

Tammy, my daughter did the same thing when she was nine to "prove" to me that writing a book wasn't as hard as I made it seem. She wrote a cute little book, and I published it for her that Christmas. It was fun. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

It's wonderful that your kid's writing early. And wants to get published. You go boy!!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Milk! Of course, that's where I'm going wrong. Thanks to your son for the tip :-)

Julie Luek said...

I've been turning to wine, but I see now the error of my ways. ;) Love it.

Julie Flanders said...

I LOVE the pic of your son with writer's block. So cute! I can certainly empathize with him there LOL. Such a great post, he's a doll.

Congrats to Diane, her book looks awesome.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Good for your son. At this rate, he'll be ready for a Pulitzer by the time he hits his teens.

Diane's book sound terrific. I've been seeing posts about it popping up all over the blogosphere, and I'm now convinced I MUST buy one.

Woo HOO! Success! Thanks for telling me where your "follow" doohickey was hiding. Count me in as your newest groupie.

Johanna Garth said...

He's adorable and it's good to know the writing process is much the same at 9 as it is several decades later :)

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Oh how fun. We need more male writers. NOt that I have anything against female writers (but you guys are everywhere! LOL).

Al Diaz said...

Those pictures are a treasure! Yup, that's how a writer looks. :) My best to you.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

How cute!!! Won't it be a hoot if it's our kids who make it big and we'll be following their tour bus yelling, "They got those genes from us!!"

Rena said...

Oh, that is so sweet. And how awesome is that to want to write a book at 9? Good luck, and I hope that awesome book helps! (I'm heading over to check it out now!)

M. R. Buttars said...

Love it! The milk (or chocolate) makes all the difference. ;)

Carrie-Anne said...

Very cute! I love seeing children writing and using their creativity.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope it's a bestseller!

Andrew Leon said...

You have red hair? I couldn't tell from your pic. Hmm...

My daughter wrote this great story (that I threw into the end of Charter Shorts (because I could)) called Dr. Pork Chop. She's also 9.

Michelle said...

I love when my kids find a story they want write into book form :)

Melissa said...

Milk does a body and a mind good! That's so awesome! My kids write their own books too and even fold and staple the pages so that they look like bound books.

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

How cute is that? How great to have someone who will hopefully understand when you get into the zone of writing! You two can definitely encourage each other.

Trisha F said...

Yes! I totally need Diane's book too. But I want it in print format. :)

Tammy Theriault said...

pat: i know...i'm a little scared for him

suze: thanks so much!

linda: how awesome!

sheena: i'll tell him you said that!

annalisa: that'll be $10

julie: terrible, girl!! just terrible...that'll be $10 from you, too

julie: thanks so much!!

Tammy Theriault said...

susan: yes! awesome!

johanna: interesting right? :D

michael: i agree...and they can write shirtless and post pics of them doing it...

al: thanks, al!

elizabeth: i would plaster my face on the bus...is that bad?

rena: buy buy buy!!!! :D

m.r.: oh yes, chocolate!! just do chocolate milk..combo time

carrie: yes, it's very fascinating how their minds work

debra: mama needs the dough, i mean, me too! :D

adam: haha...silly boy, thank goodness you're not a girl & i'm explaining the varying shades of red to you...mine is a darker auburn. unlike your beard :D

michelle: yes, agreed!

melissa: my mom does that for them , too! how cool!!

nancy: yes, we sure do!

trisha: that way you can whip out your highlighter!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you so much, Tammy. And keep encouraging that budding writer.

Elise Fallson said...

LOL Tammy @ your response to Michael. xD

Love the pics of your son hard at work. (: My 6 year old daughter wanted to write a book (even though she can't write yet) so we sat down together and 5 pages later (in super big font) wrote her first sci-fi. It was so fun. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm coming to Mr. Penguin's party.
Congratulations to Diane!

Tammy Theriault said...

L. Diane: snip snip...your welcome

Elise: precious moments!!

Alex: that would make for a great anime!

klahanie said...

Hey Tammy!

Good to see your son shows some writing talent. Must run in the family. Heck, I've even been told you dabble in a bit of writing..

Yes, you cannot do better than a bit of spunk form L. Diane Wolfe. Hope that sounded right...I'm sure with her insight and her knowledge, her motivational speaking about writing and publishing n'stuff, it bodes well for your young dude.

I'm competing for the longest single hair on a balding head.

Take care and you are very welcome for one of my incredibly amazing comments. Yes, I'm modest, bordering on delusional!

Your starstruck fan,

Gary

Tammy Theriault said...

gary: gary gary gary...if i say it one more time do i get sprouts of good luck, or money coming out of my computer like i hit the jackpot??
i don't know where he gets his talents from, but i HAVE noticed he is quite the comedian around the house...he is even reading joke books to stay fresh and up to date...oh my! save me gary!

Empty Nest Insider said...

It's great that your adorable son is writing a book! I'm also impressed that he can drink milk without cookies. Clever segue into Diane's helpful book. Congrats to Diane! As for the contest, may the best mane win!
Julie

Mina Burrows said...

Love this. It reminds me of my son. And I love Diane's book. It so timely. Great post. :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

If only all I needed was a glass of milk. Great post, Tammy. I like the way you gave a shout-out for Diane too. That woman's amazing.

Thanks for the follow. I'm honored to reciprocate.

Cheers!

Murees Dupé said...

Thank you so much for the book recommendation. I think you better watch out for your son, he might be your competition one of these days. Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. I am truly grateful.

Tammy Theriault said...

Empty nester: he's lucky if I keep them at the house...ha!

Mina: that's cool!

robin: I heard it does the body good....

Murees:: oh crap!



Stephen Tremp said...

That's great! My kids love writing books, They draw the pics first, then follow with the writing.

Laura Eno said...

Awesome that you got photos of him working!

Pk Hrezo said...

lol .. what a cute way to introduce Diane's book! I love the thought of my kids writing stories. Maybe some day!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That little guy has a real future as a writer. Did he have a little cofffee with that milk? Woohoo for L. Diane's book.

Mark Means said...

Awesome post and I'm sure your son's book will be a hit! :)

Tammy Theriault said...

Stephen: that's a great idea!

Laura: it was classic till he caught me

Pk: cross your fingers:-)

Susan: you mean a mocha...no but that sounds good..decaf please!

Mark: you are too kind

SC Author said...

Haha your son is amazing :) That is so awesome of him! He's following in your footsteps :)

Mark Koopmans said...

Hey,

Nice new look, and noooo I wasn't copying you, but great minds think alike :)

More power to your son - I wish I could have had the sense to start writing at nine :)

Ella said...

Fun post! I love how your son approached his challenge-so cute!

Diane is rocking the red :D

Tammy Theriault said...

Sc: no way, he needs to be a doctor to fund me writing... :-D

Mark: then if you did I wonder what your imaginary conversations would be like

Ella: she is awesome!

Nick Wilford said...

I hope your son achieves great success! My 12-year-old stepdaughter has loads of stories saved on her laptop. There's some gems in there.

And at least he had something healthy to keep him going which is more than I can say sometimes!

Jamie Gibbs said...

I'm jealous - I wish I could write a book just by thinking of an idea and then going for it.

Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

Lynda R Young said...

I'll need to remember to grab some milk next time I have writer's block ;)

Tammy Theriault said...

Nick: they are treasures indeed!

Jamie: so true :-)

lyndia: it's the healthy alternative :-P

Hart Johnson said...

Love your son writing! My daughter wrote the start of a story when she was about that age. She's kept adding here and there, but it is nowhere near done.

Jay Noel said...

I hear penguins throw pretty wild parties. Wet feather contests, fish chugging, etc.

S.P. Bowers said...

I love that your son sat down and wrote a book then wanted to publish it! I used to write a lot of books at his age but didn't even know about publishing. I just took them to show and tell. He's going far.

Tammy Theriault said...

Hart: keep encouraging!

Joel: too funny

S.p.: they could have been hits!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Oh, that's too cute! My son (almost 8) has written two "books." I should get a photo montage of him, as well. He writes it up, illustrates it, then "binds" it. Happy sigh. And nice segue!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Optimistic Existentialist said...

He's gonna be the next Thoreau :)

Shell Flower said...

Aw, that's awesome. I love his title. Isn't it sweet when our kids share a joy like writing with us? My son (he's 17) said to me the other day, "I'm the teacher's pet in Creative Writing, if I do say so myself." It totally cracked me up.

Dana said...

Those pics of your son are great! I secretly hope that my kids share my love of writing. :)