Sometime during Lena's sixth grade, she began writing story after story, never finishing any one of them. I reminded her about the elements of a story, that they should have a beginning middle and end. And before putting pen to paper it was a good idea to have a rough idea of where your story was going and how it would end.
Then, as Lena was getting ready to leave for Camp Tawonga, I was inspired by her love of stories and authors AA Milne who wrote for their children, to write Lena a story, bit by bit, and send it to her while she was at camp. Before she left I mailed a care package from Tala and I and did just what I had counseled Lena against. With no idea of what I was writing I just wrote a couple of sentences while in the post office. I had to make it catchy so she would look forward to the next letter. I took a picture of it so I would be able to continue the story at home:
And because I had no idea of where this story was going or how it would end, it meandered a bit and I didn't finish it before she got home. I think I sent her three more installments before she left camp. A year later and I still haven't finished it. Haven't touched it, really.
Well, She's going to be going off to camp again this summer in one week, and I'm determined to finish this story I thought I would put some public pressure on myself and publish it here in the blog.
Now don't judge me harshly, Lena is the writer. But I do enjoy writing from time to time.
Stay tuned for the next bit of the story.