09 September 2005

My 10 Year Old Niece, the Novelist....

My 10 year old niece, Amy, has sent me the gallows for her latest book. Not that she has a publisher or even an agent. But she has a three part book with a female CIA agent as the lead character. Her agent is resourceful and smart and interestingly enough, has really sweet sense of of self-deprecating humor. I actually got this last weekend but with my own schoolwork I wasn't able to read it right away. I have to say I'm blown away by her imagination and the thought that went into the stories. Needless to say, I'm thinking my niece has a little genius wrapped up in that head of hers. Did I tell you when she was 6 she wrote a mystery short story about a mouse? She also has a monthly newsletter that you can subscribe to for $5 and get the latest gossip/news about her mom and dad and sister and brother. Since Derek and I (her dad, my brother) don't correspond regularly, it's often how I get the most up to the date goings on. Amy is definitely a pistol and I'm just lookin' over my shoulder wondering which one of us is going to get paid to write first!

You know normally, I would feel depressed about a kid genius but she's so darn sweet, I can only feel proud of her and glad that we're related.

6 comments:

Kris said...

It is amazing how creative children are, and how we hardly encourage that level of creativity in adults.

Do you think their willingness to risk and create has anything to do with the unconditional praise given those efforts when they are young?

I know most of us could use some more of that on a daily basis!

Sanora said...

I definitely could use some more unconditional praise in my life! I also believe strongly that sometimes folks are reticent to give each other praise because it's such a competive world. That's why I love the blogging community because we all seem to acknowledge the brilliance in each other...

Nicole Criona said...

Wow. What makes people that way - so impressive so early in life? She's definitely talented and has a certain ability to follow through to completion - I admire that! However, I'm not related to her so I get to say that I'm totally irritated by it. :)
I do wish her well, though!

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Jessica said...

That's adorable! I remember writing like that as a child...I was so much more industrious when I was younger!

JJ said...

If you send her money for her news journal she is already getting paid as a writer.

Sanora said...

jj. thanks for pointing that out - true to the supportive commentary, I've come to expect!