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Kayla’s up for an Award!

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!

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Kayla’s Author’s Journey: Update July 7, 2021

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

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Kayla’s Author Journey: May 18, 2021

HI everyone! I'm back with another update about my journey into becoming a traditionally published author. Last week I went to my first writer's conference since college and I had a blast. It was the SanDiego Writer's Workshop, which was totally digital this year, and I'm quite grateful for that. I had my query letter… Continue reading Kayla’s Author Journey: May 18, 2021

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Author’s Journey: April 21, 2021

Well gang, I just got my second rejection letter from an agent who'd read my manuscript. I'm going to share it here, but I'm not sharing the agent's name. I'm super grateful that she took the time to read it, so I'm not here to complain. I did, however, promise to be transparent in my… Continue reading Author’s Journey: April 21, 2021

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Kayla’s Author Journey: March 31, 2021

Hi friends! I'm back with a promised update. I recently had a fantastic professional editor go over my manuscript, so I'm once again making edits while waiting to hear back from agents. Wish me luck! I wanted to take today to share some resources I've found invaluable in finding and querying agents. Now, there are… Continue reading Kayla’s Author Journey: March 31, 2021