What fun! The school office secretary has always been interested in the status of my writing, and the last time we spoke, I was excited to be able to tell her I had signed with an agent. A few days later, I got an email from my daughter’s English teacher asking if I’d be willing to come in and talk to the class about being A Writer.
I was excited, though a bit nervous. Until a day or two before Friday…when I started getting REALLY nervous. But, it was just her 6th grade English class…and less than an hour…I’d be fine. I arrived in the school library a bit early, and the class was already there. So imagine my surprise when, at 2:30, the library door opened, and the 7th and 8th grade filed in as well! Along with some teachers… Turns out, I spoke to the entire middle school. *Gulp*
It went really well. I had a blast. The kids were great, paid attention, laughed at the right spots, and asked tons of questions. Success!