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.
The young one is still in the land of nod, and it’s even starting to cool down a little. I’m still scribbling away and the ideas are starting to flow quite nicely now. I’ve even had an idea as to how to bring my short tale to an end. It’s not a bad ending, one of those twists which I think may make my effort a little more memorable. If I don’t manage to finish in time for this person’s competition, I might post this story here, or I might see if anyone else may be interested in it. We’ll see. I might end up hating the thing.