A Little Update

25 Jul

How much stuff can you cram into a long, 100°F+, Texas summer?

A lot. Enough to make weeks fly by, apparently.

It’s been a…strange…summer, for me. Not bad, just different, thanks to the huge baby boy growing inside of me (henceforth referred to as Ninjaface). Lest you worry I’m about to turn this blog upside-down and go all Mommy Blogger on you, never fear. I created a separate blog for all things baby, so that those who are interested can check in as often as they like, and those who aren’t? Yeah. You don’t have to be annoyed. Here’s the link, for those who are interested!

Of course, that doesn’t mean I won’t post anything baby-related—I’ll probably do the inevitable “he’s here and he’s huge!” post. And, today, simply because it’s fun, I’m sprinkling in some photos of the baby room we’re creating for little Ninjaface.

Suffice it to say, I’ve had major baby brain lately (for those unfamiliar with said malady, it’s the term I’m using to describe my self-diagnosed inability to focus on things that don’t have to do with—you guessed it—preparing for baby)(also known as: übernesting).

I’m still working on Tokyo, the project tied to the pictures in my last post, just…not very diligently. Oh, I’ve been diligent at other things—cleaning, sewing, knitting, buying things—but can’t seem to focus very well on my writing goals right now. Rather than beating myself up for this, I’m just trying to accept that this has to be a natural side-effect to babybaking, and that there’s bound to be a day in the near future where I will write like a madwoman.

In the meantime, I’ve been reading a lot. The best of these recent reads include Marie Lu’s Legend, Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and debut author Meg Haston’s fun and fabulous How to Rock Braces and Glasses—I’ll probably devote separate posts to these books in the near future, and *possibly* even have another giveaway.

So! There you have it. Other than that, I’ve simply been trying to hang in there as the temperature climbs higher, my belly grows huger, and my energy-slash-motivation swings high to low and back again like Tarzan on a vine.

What about you guys? How’s life and writing and reading and EVERYTHING? Updates! Yours! I want them!

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7 Responses to “A Little Update”

  1. J.C Monday / 25 July 11 at 8:53 pm #

    Not long to go! I subscribed to your other blog :-) Love hearing about little families growing.
    School holidays here, so not a whole lot happening, other than entertaining the kids constantly lol can’t wait til next Monday when I might get to write in peace ;-)

    • Kayla Olson Tuesday / 26 July 11 at 10:11 am #

      Yay! Thanks, Cassie! Sorry I’ve been so MIA lately—I miss you, and it’s good to hear from you! Hope you get your peaceful writing day soon! :)

  2. Beth Tuesday / 26 July 11 at 8:35 am #

    Ninjaface! Love it!!! Also, love that crib bedding — so tropical and not uber annoyingly baby-themed. Great find!

    • Kayla Olson Tuesday / 26 July 11 at 10:17 am #

      Ha! Yeah, Ninjaface just kind of happened…I said it as a joke, and Andrew LOVED it. Since we’re still keeping his actual name a secret, it’s nice to have a fun nickname for him, lol.

      As for the crib bedding—thanks! I found a fabulous girl on Etsy who custom-made it for us. It ended up being MUCH cheaper than all of the other things we liked, and it’s so us. Here’s the link to her page, in case you’re interested in looking around—when I saw the fabric, I just sent her a private message to see what she could create. It was listed as “fitted crib sheet,” but we ended up getting only a bumper and skirt. She was fast and really professional, and we’re so pleased with the result! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Putucos

  3. Sierra Gardner Friday / 29 July 11 at 11:05 am #

    I’m impressed you can get so much done as it is! I’m distracted and haven’t been writing much without nearly as good of a reason =) With that said, I did *finally* finish my short story and will be doing edits and submissions this week. Then back to the novel that never moves forward, to see if I can actually get in a few chapters.

  4. Laura Best Friday / 29 July 11 at 5:22 pm #

    I’ve had you in my thoughts this past while and was wondering how things were going… So so happy for you, Kayla! A brand new life..how awesome!!

  5. Megs Monday / 1 August 11 at 12:00 pm #

    Just a wee buried right now, but happily so. Been giving Inked with Love an overhaul (not posted online yet) and getting my books cleaned up and through the publisher (Sunlight Books). Still got a couple of digital files the distributors dont’ like, but ah, well. Also, busy on the home front: corporate books for the family ministry needed some updating and my sister’s movie is going forward (www.lightbearersmovie.com). Did a major presentation yesterday with my aunt and probably going to turn it into a book. I’ve also got to run some blog posts through the editorial wringer. Finally have something I’m passionate enough about to post weekly. (Part of the website overhaul.) (Trying to remember to breathe—and write new material.)

    So good to hear from you! I miss you when you lights out. (Understandable. We have REAL lives, after all. :hugs: :kisses: Blessings on the new little one on the way! Write you soon!

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