Today, Part 4

Today, I lived so vividly the memories still bounce wordlessly from cell to cell, laughing, dancing, yelling for my attention.  Today, my heart thrummed happily in my chest, each beat reminding me why I love this world and everyone in it so very much.  Today, there was no time for nostalgia or regret–only peace.  Peace and laughter.

I loved today.




And So, It Begins…Learning Swiss German and Canadian French

The main character in my upcoming NaNoWriMo novel hails from Zürich, and, in doing research of that city, I’ve found I’d quite like to visit someday.

So I’ve officially decided to start learning Swiss German.

And I just know I’ll find myself in Montreal someday, so I should probably brush up on my French as well.

My posts on here have gotten more and more erratic in the last few months, but I’ll try to update more, especially with NaNoWriMo coming up and this new language-learning journey about to begin.

So, if anyone knows of some really great online Swiss German and Canadian French learning resources, please let me know.

Also, exciting announcement: the rough draft of my novel is officially done!  Actually, it’s been done for quite a while now, but today was the day I decided would be the deadline several months ago.  I’ll admit, when I wrote the words “YOU’D BETTER BE DONE” on October 28th in my calendar I didn’t really believe I’d be able to do it.  But I have.  And it feels wonderful.

I purposely took a little hiatus from my novel about a month and a half ago, after I finished my rough draft.  I had a new idea for a completely different type of novel and I wanted to explore that a bit before I returned to the mind-bending work of editing a 150,000-word monstrosity.  I’m planning on writing my new novel idea this November, and after that, who knows?  I’m really excited about both ideas, I guess we’ll just have to see which one develops into proper book form first.

Whew, this blog post is kind of a mess.  That’s okay.

Bye for now,