Okay, so I know I’ve been promising this ‘mystery post’ for quite a while now… and I’m sorry to have to tell you that actually, this isn’t it. I thought I’d manage to get it finished for this month, but sadly, that isn’t the case. However, it’s worked out quite well because there’s something else … Continue reading Camp Polyglot NaNoWriMo
The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things! Of shoes, of ships, of sealing wax - of cabbages and kings! ...sorry, I'm not sure what happened there. Nevertheless, it’s time for Polyglot NaNoWriMo! This is something of a placeholder post because pretty much all of my writing energy for this month … Continue reading Let’s Go, NaNoWriMo!
Over the past few months, I’ve lost my way a bit when it comes to language learning. I’ve been jumping around from project to project like a madman, never really getting anywhere with anything. But I do love a good dabble, and although I’ve not really attained any sort of deep knowledge about any particular … Continue reading Dabbling on the Livonian coast
Well, here we are - almost half way through the year already! As this past month has been particularly busy for me, I just wanted to take this opportunity to quickly check in and do a bit of a linguistic stock take, and maybe set out some goals for the rest of the year. As … Continue reading Stock taking & goal setting
Well, here we are again. It's December, which means that NaNoWriMo 2018 has drawn to a close. As many of you will already know, I was participating in a somewhat modified version - Polyglot NaNoWriMo, in which a participant writes 200 words in a language that isn't their mother tongue every day, every day in … Continue reading The NaNoWriMo Blues
I'm always a tad reluctant to use the term 'polyglot', as it seems to imply a kind of born talent for languages that honestly, I'm not sure I have; but among my friends, suffice it to say that I'm known as the languages guy. Although I only speak four languages (three of them being incredibly … Continue reading Resource Management
There's an event that takes place every year in November called NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. The idea is that you write around 1600 words every single day for a month, without editing as you go. If you manage to do that, you end up with 50,000 words of a novel. Sure, … Continue reading Polyglot NaNoWriMo
So, last week something unexpected happened. I was at work, minding my own business, and in rather quick succession I received two pieces of news - one good, one bad. The good news was, that my boss had approved a proposal I had sent him, asking if we could be given time during work hours … Continue reading The Hungarian dream