Language Classes, Writing, Note Cards, Travel Planning and More

Lately I have been exerting much of my energy into several projects and really enjoying them. I have started taking a conversational Italian class with Lori, the same teacher from whom I had taken the Italian grammar classes prior to my trip to Italy last spring.

The classes so far are a good challenge for me because the other three students are all better at Italian than I am and I have to really put forth an effort to keep up. For an hour and a half the class is mostly conversation in Italian and there is a little reading for pronunciation and comprehension as well. I really need the practice so that I can still communicate in Italian when I go back to Italy in a few months.


I also have my photo note cards up and running on the Etsy site and if you like you can check it out here. CARDZBYMARGIEEEE

Marketing and sales are not my forte so not much is happening in that area yet but it is a work in progress.

I am also planning the Italy trip and am online on Cruise Critic arranging a personalized excursion for 6-8 people on the Amalfi Coast.

The other thing that really excites me is that I have finally gotten serious about writing my book and am on the third chapter as of now. The book is based on my blog with much more detail and insight.  I set some goals and deadlines for myself and am writing every day so I hope to be able to publish it by the end of the summer.

Lake Como

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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3 Responses to Language Classes, Writing, Note Cards, Travel Planning and More

  1. lorisamarin says:

    Congratulations Margie

    You are taking quantum leaps! Best wishes all for your travel related endeavors.

    Buon proseguimento……….


  2. imarancher says:

    Lake Como is breathtaking. Just saying. . .

    Have you noticed that it is now much easier to earn money than when we were raising kids and paying for houses and such? It is beyond my comprehension that I can wheel and deal in the cow market and make thousands with a few phone calls. And I am too lazy to do much of it.

    I hope that you do very well with your new endeavors. You are certainly entertaining enough for the masses and intellectual enough for the rest of us. That is a winning comination. Count on me to buy the book!

    I answered three of these notes tonight and only one of them had a “like” site to click. A big mystery to me. I like them all!

    Adios por noche (not sure how that goes in Italian). Bonnie D.


  3. imarancher says:

    Note to self, edit before sending. . . Bonnie D.


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