WriMo update and a Few Fun Links!

Congratulations to our winner of the First Spanish Words giveaway! Karen!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

In other language news, there was a funny translation mishap in Wales, Foreign Language Fun has some Spanish Thanksgiving activities, and Biligual Fun is giving away a CD along with some great tips on teaching your kids Spanish.

NaNoWriMo Update

Well, last weekend I started strongly, very strongly, and then, let's just say it's been good that I had such a large cushion because the last few days I've slacked a little. I'm still ahead of the game, but I need to press on if I want to stay that way for much longer. I've been really enjoying the process though. I experienced one scene where the words just seemed to flow out freely, almost supernaturally, and even just today, a new character and small subplot crept in out of nowhere.

I'm pressing on!

WriMo Update!

In one week I will attempt to make one of my dreams a reality. I will embark on what I described to a friend as a "month-long journey to insanity." I've mentioned before how crazy I feel doing this, but I also feel like I have to do it.

I have a few friends joining me for the ride, and I'm super excited to see what we come up with. I've started brainstorming this week and feel like I have at least a little direction. I'm not too worried about that since I read on the website today that NaNoWriMo's founder said he's "still without a plot or characters and feeling pretty good about it."

I'm going to try to write weekly updates throughout the month on this blog about my progress with WriMo. But hey, no guarantees-- I'll be writing a 50,000 word novel, packing a house, moving halfway across country, chasing a crazy 18-month old, oh yeah, and eating and sleeping, maybe, too.

You'll notice a little blue NaNoWriMo badge in my sidebar... feel free to click on over to my "Author Page" at WriMo and see how my "writing buddies" and I are progressing there. And it's not too late to sign up! I'd love more buddies, aka partners in insanity! It's going to be fun!