Whew! What a week!
So, Fresh Start December? Yeah, it’s rocking so far. Reading, writing, chatting with delightful friends on Twitter and gmail chat—you name it, it’s happening.
And I love it. It feels good. Fresh, I might even say.
The writing room is just as fantastic as you might imagine it to be. It’s got a huge, clean, antique wooden desk, a new comfy desk chair, another desk (which, I discovered yesterday, is PERFECT for scene card shuffling), windows and natural light for inspiration, and a big gray chair that’s perfect for reading.¹
I’m overjoyed to announce that this writing room—get this—actually leads to a Very Productive Kayla. During the first week of Fresh Start December, I slaved over a new beginning to this Very Important Novel. Lo and behold, I (FINALLY) actually came up with one. This beginning has been a thorn in my side for a little while, and it’s nice to have figured out (what I think is) a viable solution to the issues it had. I still have some work to do on it, for sure, but am super encouraged by the progress I’ve made on it.
Turns out, this writing room is also good for reading novels. Especially awesome, quirky, yet-to-be-released novels like DON’T STOP NOW, the newest book by super-talented author Julie Halpern. I think I’ll devote an entire post to this book, rather than trying to cram in all the awesome right here. You may have heard of DON’T STOP NOW already—Natalie Whipple has mentioned it a few times on her blog. Consider it without-a-doubt-worthy of your to-read list. I’ll tell you more about it soon.
Okay, y’all. Time to get productive up in here.
¹Pictures are forthcoming, *promise*—as soon as I find my camera. Alas, it is still buried in some box. (The ONE box I didn’t color code or label, it seems.)