Just when I thought that I had no writing updates to give you, I received a very exciting email from my agent. Apparently, 5 publishers have requested my FULL MANUSCRIPT! That means five people who could potentially elect to publish my novel are currently reading it! It could also mean five rejections, but the opportunity… Continue reading Kayla’s Author’s Journey: May 6, 2022
Hi everyone! I know it's been a while since I posted anything about my book publishing progress, but the fact is, the publishing industry is actually pretty slow. It's a whole lot of waiting, writing, waiting, writing, and so on. That said, I can officially say I'm on submission. My amazing agent has sent out… Continue reading Kayla’s Author Journey: April 29, 2022
Good morning everyone! If you've been following my posts, you know I'm sitting on pins and needs waiting for Minotaur and Mystery Writer's of America to announce this years First Crime Novel Contest winner. Hopefully, I'll get a book deal from that, but you know how super popular contests are, right? Those super popular contests… Continue reading Kayla’s Author’s Journey: Book Proposals
Hey everyone! If you've been following the blog for a while, you know that I'm now an agented author, repped by Steven Hutson at WordWise Media. My first novel has won one award for best beginning of a first novel, and my agent has declared it ready to be pitched. What I haven't revealed yet,… Continue reading Author’s Journey: Contest
So, we went to Fort Morgan, the most haunted fort in America, for Kayla to research her novel in progress. What we found was shocking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQbMaBZsrro
Okay, in fairness, I should have posted about this a week ago, but I've been a little busy with everyone in my family contracting COVID before getting it myself. Before I signed with my agent, I turned the first few pages of my novel in to be judged for a contest. The other day, not… Continue reading Kayla’s up for an Award!
I know most of you probably already read the news from Becky's one year anniversary post, but I've finally had some time to sit down and write about it myself! I have a literary agent, and I could not be happier. It's been quite a journey so far, and I still have a long way… Continue reading Kayla’s Author’s Journey: I have an agent!
This week started out a little rough. My baby was sick, my writing time was limited, and sleep wasn't happening. Yesterday, however, I woke up to an email from one of my dream agents. She not only requested my full manuscript, but she gave me notes on how to improve the 50 pages she'd already… Continue reading Kayla’s Author’s Journey: Update July 7, 2021
Hey everyone! First of all, I'm sorry to have missed a Saturday Book Sale post, but I've been a little bit busy. As you probably know, I'm a theatre director and English teacher in a high school, and this past week I made a very difficult decision that I'm not quite ready to share with… Continue reading Kayla’s Author Journey: #PitDark Update
Hey everyone! Today I'm participating in Twitter's #PitDark in hopes of stirring up some agent-interest. This Twitter pitch contest is a little different from #KissPitch. For one thing, you can post a tweet every hour. Also, there are more people involved in this one. I've already gotten a whole bunch of retweets, and gained more… Continue reading Kayla’s Author’s Journey: May 20, 2021