Someone, I won’t say who, asked if I had any unpublished stories kicking around. This person wants to translate a story for a translation competition. I was flattered to have received such a request, I can tell you. And I’m going to try to write a story, if this person wants me to. If, that is, I can find the time. I already have an idea, and I have started scribbling something down. All I have to do is keep those creative juices flowing and develop something interesting.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
I’d really quite like to become a full time writer, and have visions of myself sitting typing away in front of a window with a wonderful view of an Italian mountain valley somewhere or other. Good things dreams.