Reading, Writing, and Other Awesomeness

8 Dec

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.

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.)


7 Responses to “Reading, Writing, and Other Awesomeness”

  1. survivorscribe Wednesday / 8 December 10 at 3:19 pm #

    Hi Kayla,

    I’m so envious of your room. It sounds so nice. My writing room is less a room and more a corner of a high-traffic family room, with TV sounds and music coming from all directions.

    So glad I found your blog. I’m a writer. I love reading about process.


    • Kayla Olson Thursday / 9 December 10 at 6:53 pm #

      Hey, Cristina! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! 🙂 I definitely relate to your writing ‘room’ — before this, we were in a one bedroom apartment, and I hardly had a table to write on.

      Do you have a blog? I recognize your name (from around Linda’s blog, I think?), but it doesn’t link to anything.

      Thanks again for stopping by! Happy writing and reading to you. 🙂

  2. Laura Thursday / 9 December 10 at 5:55 am #

    Someday when hubby and I are no longer military nomads, I will have a writing room. It will have everything you mentioned along with a mini-fridge full of soda and snacks. I am jealous! Enjoy it!

    • Kayla Olson Thursday / 9 December 10 at 6:56 pm #

      Your “mini-fridge full of soda and snacks” sounds pretty much like the equivalent to my espresso machine: the epitome of luxury, favorite beverage only a few steps away! hehe

      I hope you get a writing room—and the fridge and soda and snacks—someday soon!

      Good to hear from you again. 🙂

  3. Melissa Thursday / 9 December 10 at 4:24 pm #


    • Kayla Olson Thursday / 9 December 10 at 7:02 pm #

      I’m assuming your enthusiastic “Want!” applies to all of the following:

      a) A writing room (or, in your case, library of awesomeness)

      b) The next iteration of said WIP, over which I have been slaving


      c) Julie Halpern’s amazing novel!

      *sigh* Unfortunately, I only have complete control over choice b. I’ll let you know if I can magically get a and c to happen. 😉

  4. Laura Best Sunday / 12 December 10 at 12:26 pm #

    I love my writing room. It came about after all the kids moved out. I chose the largest bedroom and converted it..

    You sound so enthusiastic, Kayla, you just make me want to get writing, too.

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