Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bravado...

I gave the manuscript for my latest book to my almost-nine-year-old daughter (who also happens to be the inspiration for one of the main characters) and asked her to edit it for me. She's got a great eye for catching missing punctuation and typo's, particularly the ones my spell checker overlooks.

But she does more than copy editing. She gets pretty creative. On page 106, she crossed out the word "bravery" and wrote "bravado" (and yes, bravado was a better word for that scene). Did I mention she'll be turning 9 in  a few weeks?

When I asked her about it, she said that when I read the first draft to her (a month or two ago) I used the word bravado. Apparently, I changed it at some point, so she was just changing it back.

I can't wait to see what kinds of books this kid will write some day.

3 comments:

Drew Duncan said...

thats crazily awesome.
CRAZILY.

Kimmer said...

Why wait for someday? :)

The Dan Ward said...

Good point, Kimmer! In fact, she IS writing her first book. It's titled My Mom The Ninja, and it's pretty funny...