A Very Special Guest Post: The 9 Year Old's NaNoWriMo Story

I cannot tell you how proud I am of my daughter. Part of her 4th grade homeschool curriculum this year included taking part in National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo), a challenge that typically runs throughout the month of November, to encourage writers to write each day with the goal of completing a novel by the end of the month. 

For our challenge, we started a little early (mid-Oct), and set a word count goal of 2500 to 4000. She nailed it, y'all! Her story has a plot, action, adventure, some tension - all the things. I could gush for pages and pages about all the work she put in, overcoming challenges (including a lot of "I don't want to finish" days), and her creativity, but I'll let the story - her first finished 2500 word book - speak for itself.

P.S. Love you, babe. - one proud mama

100 Cats

by Grayson M

Chapter One: The Bad Beginning 

It was a stormy day outside. I was immensely bored. I was in school doing algebra. 

Please ring, I thought looking at a poster that said Learning is fun! (with a teacher that had a creepy smile on it).



Stacy and I walk home together every day. Stacy's my best friend. She's from Miami. She has blond hair, white skin and loves beach volleyball! I wish I were born in Miami! I have brown hair, hazel eyes and I was born in texas.

“Do you want to come to my place?” I asked. 

“You want to come to my place instead?” Stacy asked. I thought about it, and decided that was a good idea. 

Stacy was so excited. “Yay! My mom made cookies,” she said. Now it was my turn to say yay (and yum)! 

We walked up to Stacy's house and rang the doorbell, jumped into a bush and waited. When Stacy's mom opened the door we jumped out and booed her. 

“Boo to you, too,” Stacy's mom said. “Want a cookie?” 

“Yes, please,” we said at the same time. 

“Jinx!” we both said at the same time again.