I have been getting a lot of feedback from friends and family on my stories. It’s funny how the first thing I want to hear is about how much they loved my wonderful story. I’m excited that I am getting to hear those comments. But I really wish I would hear more about “On Page 20, I was confused…” or, “You forgot to put quotation marks on Page 189….” Truly, both types of feedback are needed and welcomed. Any feedback is gold! I feel the love and support.
I have such appreciation for a book that finally gets published. It is so hard to be perfect! Even when you know what the rule is, it is easy to write something so quickly you just don’t see the mistake. Then, of course, there are the rules you never bothered to commit to memory.
I will forever be grateful to my sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Gregor, who loved grammar. I my me mine; You your yours you. She would stand in the corner and act out the four types of sentences. We would beg, beg her mind you, to quiz us on them. What kind of sentence is this? Interrogative. Tell me about this sentence! Declarative….
Now, if only she could have shared her love for spelling with me….