Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dusty Dreams Hiding Beneath the Bed

New Year's is a time for resolutions and goals, but what about dreams?

After having kids and staying home for years, I'd forgotten how much I love learning languages but with a new job and traveling to Costa Rica, I unpacked that dream, dusted it off, and played with it.

2010 wasn't a good writing year for me. Writing became tiring to me, something to trudge after rather than something to cherish. My hope for 2011 is that in the same way I rediscovered my excitement for speaking Spanish, I'll rediscover my passion for penning a good story.

What are your hopes for 2011? What dreams lay beneath your bed? Do they deserve a good dusting or are they gone for good?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Feliz Navidad!

The dream of speaking Spanish fluently is still in my heart. I probably should go visit the mercado pueblo nearby and find someone who is patient enough to let me practice on them. :-)

What dreams live in your character's hearts? Who does your MC spend Christmas with?

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Here's one of my favorite Christmas songs! I couldn't get it to embed...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I'm Home, but A Little Broken

I'm back from Costa Rica. It was an absolutely amazing, wonderful trip. I saw so many different things. I'll try to post pics later.

I'm not going to be blogging for a little while longer because a shark bit my right index finger off...

Just kidding.

It actually got smushed by the boat's toilet cover. *blushes* The poor thing is really gross and I can't type well, so I'll be back when the stinker heals up.

Merry Christmas everyone! Feliz Navidad!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Te Amo, Costa Rica

Do I really love Costa Rica? I'm about to find out. :-)

This coming Monday I'm going with my husband to Costa Rica. While he's out fishing and filming for his tv show Extreme Fishing Adventures, I'll be soaking up the sun and practicing my spanish. Woohoo!

Here's the trailer for Jimmy's show.




Have you ever traveled out of the country? What's your favorite part about it? Least favorite? And does it inspire your writing muse?